Definición de habit en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈhabɪt/


1A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up: he has an annoying habit of interrupting me good eating habits [mass noun]: we stayed together out of habit
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  • Jen's got a bad habit of working too hard on something though.
  • I know it's a bad habit, eating sweets in he morning, but strawberry shortcake is my favorite food.
  • I have a bad habit of voicing my own true opinions.
practice, custom, pattern, routine, style, convention, policy, wont, way, manner, mode, norm, tradition, matter of course, rule, usage;
tendency, propensity, inclination, bent, proclivity, proneness, disposition, predisposition
mannerism, quirk, characteristic gesture, characteristic, foible, trick;
trait, tendency, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, singularity, oddity, eccentricity, way, feature, custom, practice
accustomed to, used to, given to, habituated to, addicted to, no stranger to, not new to;
wont to, inclined to
1.1 informal An addictive practice, especially one of taking drugs: a cocaine habit
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  • In undertaking crime to support their drug habits, cocaine and heroin abusers become likelier than usual to be arrested.
  • Most were young men, aged between 18 and 25, who were heroin and crack cocaine addicts funding habits through begging and crime.
  • A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.
addiction, dependence, dependency, craving, fixation, compulsion, obsession, weakness
informal monkey
US informal jones
1.2 Psychology An automatic reaction to a specific situation.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Situational themes are specific habits and kinds of behavior that manifest character strengths in given situations.
  • ‘This keeps us from being pulled into destructive or automatic habits and responses,’ says Segal.
  • Certain situations, moods, habits, and memories can all be craving triggers, says psychotherapist Last.
1.3 [mass noun] General shape or mode of growth, especially of a plant or a mineral: a shrub of spreading habit
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  • As a general rule, the more upright the growth habit of the plant, the more likely it is you will need to build something.
  • The ideal form for a particular tree depends not only on your preferences, but also on the plant's natural growth habit.
  • Distance between camellia plants really depends on and will vary with growth habit of the species and cultivars you are planting.
2A long, loose garment worn by a member of a religious order: nuns in long brown habits, black veils, and sandals
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  • Because I wore the habit of a religious order he saw me as a sort of expert, one who could get results.
  • Standing on a parapet of fictive marble, dressed in the brown habit of his order, St Francis gazes intently at a wooden crucifix held between his crossed hands.
  • In his last decade in Rome he lived in a home run by the Blue Nuns, an Irish order so called because of the color of their habit.
2.1 short for riding habit.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • They had already done their tests but were still in their dressage habit.
  • Because of the necessary fabrics to make habits hang correctly, I usually charge between $400-975 to create one.
  • The old lady's habit, formed of stiff brocade, gives her the appearance of a squat pyramid, with a grotesque head at the top of it.
2.2 [mass noun] archaic Clothes: in the vile habit of a village slave
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  • The series in fact comprises only two: one in the form of a monk's habit and cowl, and one depicting a pin-striped business suit and tie.
  • They were clothed in the Dominican habit at a special Mass in the church which was attended by their family and friends.
garment, outfit, robe, costume, uniform, attire, dress, garb, clothes, clothing, garments
informal get-up, rig-out, gear, togs, clobber, rags
formal apparel
3 archaic A person’s health or constitution: a victim to a consumptive habit


(be habited) archaic
Be dressed or clothed: a boy habited as a serving lad
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She and her daughter, habited in their night clothes, had apparently been occupied in arranging some papers in the iron chest already mentioned, which had been wheeled into the middle of the room.



break (or informal kick) the habit

Stop engaging in a habitual practice: trying to break the habit increases the compulsion
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  • Drug orders are imposed on heroin users who steal to fund their habit and give them intensive support in efforts to kick the habit.
  • When a deacon ventured to speak to him about it, he just said he had gotten into the habit of starting late and it was hard to kick the habit.
  • Although he had been told to stop smoking, breaking the habit was too much for him.

force of habit

The tendency for something done very frequently to become automatic: he checks his appearance out of force of habit
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I did keep looking at my watch, though—force of habit.
  • "I believe the biggest obstacles to an environmental tax shift are ignorance and force of habit," he says.
  • By force of habit I walked up the parade route, counter to the direction of the participants, until I reached the point where the bands convened to begin their march.


Middle English: from Old French abit, habit, from Latin habitus 'condition, appearance', from habere 'have, consist of'. The term originally meant 'dress, attire', later coming to denote physical or mental constitution.

Palabras que riman con habit

Babbitt, cohabit, rabbet, rabbit

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