inveterate definition

  • adjective:
    • securely and long established; deep-rooted: inveterate choices.
    • Persisting in an ingrained practice; habitual: an inveterate liar. See Synonyms at chronic.
    • Old; securely established by lengthy continuance; of long standing; obstinately deep-rooted; as, an inveterate illness; an inveterate routine.
    • Having practices fixed by lengthy continuance; verified; habitual; because, an inveterate idler or smoker.
    • Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
    • Old; long-established.
    • solidly founded by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing
    • Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual.
    • Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
    • habitual
  • verb:
    • to correct and settle by long continuance; to entrench.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to repair and settle by long continuance.
  • others:
    • In order to make inveterate; render chronic; establish by force of practice.
    • Old; long-established.
    • securely established by lengthy continuance; deep-rooted; obstinate: generally, though not always, in a derogatory sense: as, an inveterate illness; an inveterate adversary.
    • Confirmed in almost any routine; having practices fixed by lengthy continuance: applied to persons: because, an inveterate cigarette smoker.
    • Malignant; virulent; showing obstinate prejudice.
    • Synonyms Deep-seated, chronic.
    • Habitual, hardened.
  • adverb:
    • in a habitual and historical fashion

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