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English definition of “inveterate”

inveterate

adjective     /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.Habitual and customary
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