A Word A Day : inveterate

Friday, 11th July 2008 : Today's Word is ...

inveterate :

Definition :

adjective :

habitual, firm in habit, deeply rooted

usage :

  • Eric was such an inveterate liar on the golf course that when he finally made a hole-in-one, he marked it on his score card as a zero.

  • Larry's practice of spitting into the fireplace became inveterate despite his wife's protestations.

  • an inveterate gambler

  • an inveterate liar

  • inveterate preferences

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