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adjective     /həˈbɪtʃ.u.əl/ formal
usual or repeated: a habitual thief habitual drug use dressed in his habitual black her habitual meannessHabitual and customary habitually     /-ə.li/ adverb There is something wrong with anyone who is so habitually rude.Habitual and customary
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