American English

Definition of habitual adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  1. 1[only before noun] usual or typical of someone or something They waited for his habitual response. She sat smoking her habitual cigarette.
  2. 2(of an action) done, often in a way that is annoying or difficult to stop habitual complaining the habitual use of heroin
  3. 3[only before noun] (of a person) doing something that has become a habit and is therefore difficult to stop a habitual criminal/drinker/liar, etc.
adverb the dark glasses he habitually wore
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: habitual