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inveterateadjective

uk   /ɪnˈvet.ər.ət/  us   /-ˈvet̬.ɚ-/ usually disapproving
an inveterate liar, gambler, etc. someone who does something very often and cannot ​stop doing it: I never ​trust anything he says - the man's an inveterate ​liar.
(Definition of inveterate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inveterateadjective

 us   /ɪnˈvet̬·ər·ət/ usually disapproving
done as a ​habit and not ​likely to ​change: an inveterate ​liar
(Definition of inveterate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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