- 1a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up
- 2a long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns
Using habit: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "habit" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Smoking is a bad habit.
She has a habit of biting her nails when she's nervous.
It takes 21 days to break a habit.
Wearing a habit is a sign of religious devotion.
habit Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using habit
Even though he knew it was bad for him, he couldn't stop smoking. Old habits die hard.
I fell into the habit of staying up late and watching TV.
He's a creature of habit and always eats the same breakfast every morning.
Phrases with habit
I need to get into the habit of exercising every day.
He finally kicked the habit and stopped smoking.
She makes a habit of arriving early to meetings.
Origins of habit
from Old French 'habit', meaning 'clothing'
Summary: habit in Brief
The term 'habit' [ˈhæbɪt] refers to a regular tendency or practice that is difficult to give up. It can be good or bad, such as 'Smoking is a bad habit.' 'Habit' also refers to the long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns. Phrases like 'get into the habit of' and 'kick the habit' are commonly used. Idioms like 'old habits die hard' and 'a creature of habit' denote the difficulty of changing established behaviors.