habitual Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"habitual" in British English

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habitualadjective

uk   us   /həˈbɪtʃ.u.əl/ formal
usual or ​repeated: a habitual ​thief habitual ​drug use dressed in his habitual ​black her habitual ​meanness
habitually
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/
There is something ​wrong with anyone who is so habitually ​rude.
(Definition of habitual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"habitual" in American English

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habitualadjective [not gradable]

 us   /həˈbɪtʃ·u·əl/
usual or ​repeated: Longer ​prisonsentences will ​helpkeep habitual ​criminals off the ​streets.
habitually
adverb [not gradable]  us   /həˈbɪtʃ·u·ə·li/
She was habitually late.
(Definition of habitual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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