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wont

Syllabification: wont
Pronunciation: /wônt
 
, wōnt
 
/

Definition of wont in English:

adjective

[predicative] literary
(Of a person) in the habit of doing something; accustomed: he was wont to arise at 5:30 every morning
More example sentences
  • And if practicality is your wont rather than sentimentality, you should still go.
  • Tom Wood ruled the vast Citadel Theatre Shoctor Stage as he is wont.
  • Anthony loved it but, as customers are wont to do, he insisted I name the drink.
Synonyms
accustomed, used, given, inclined

noun

(one's wont) formal or humorous Back to top  
One’s customary behavior in a particular situation: Constance, as was her wont, had paid her little attention
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  • The good General frames it perfectly, as is his wont; but don't get lazy, do click through to the original SFGate item.
  • Without the right gradient to drain off onto the edges and without the drains, water, as is its wont, finds its own shape, filling every crevice and crater.
  • John spoke briefly, but sincerely, as is his wont.
Synonyms

verb

(3rd singular present wonts or wont; past and past participle wont or wonted) archaic Back to top  
Make or be or become accustomed: [with object]: wont thy heart to thoughts hereof [no object, with infinitive]: sons wont to nurse their parents in old age

Origin

Old English gewunod, past participle of wunian, 'dwell, be accustomed' of Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with wont

don't, won't

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