Synonyms for habit

Synonyms for (noun) habit

Synonyms: habit, use

Definition: (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

Usage: owls have nocturnal habits; she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair; long use had hardened him to it

Similar words: custom, usage, usance

Definition: accepted or habitual practice


Synonyms: habit, substance abuse, drug abuse

Definition: excessive use of drugs

Similar words: abuse, misuse

Definition: improper or excessive use

Usage: alcohol abuse; the abuse of public funds


Synonyms: habit

Definition: a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

Similar words: attire, garb, dress

Definition: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Usage: formal attire; battle dress


Synonyms: habit, riding habit

Definition: attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)

Similar words: attire, garb, dress

Definition: clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

Usage: formal attire; battle dress


Synonyms: habit, wont

Definition: an established custom

Usage: it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening

Similar words: tradition, custom

Definition: a specific practice of long standing


Synonyms: habit

Definition: the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)

Usage: a shrub of spreading habit

Similar words: growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development

Definition: (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

Usage: he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

Synonyms for (verb) habit

Synonyms: habit

Definition: put a habit on

Similar words: apparel, clothe, fit out, garb, garment, enclothe, habilitate, raiment, tog, dress

Definition: provide with clothes or put clothes on

Usage: Parents must feed and dress their child