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habit-forming

hab·it-form·ing
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hab-it-fawr-ming]
    • /ˈhæb ɪt fɔːrm/
    • /ˈhæbɪt fɔːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hab-it-fawr-ming]
    • /ˈhæb ɪt fɔːrm/

Definitions of habit-forming word

  • adjective habit-forming tending to cause or encourage addiction, especially through physiological dependence: habit-forming drugs. 1
  • adjective habit-forming drug, activity: addictive 1
  • adjective habit-forming (of an activity, indulgence, etc) tending to become a habit or addiction 0
  • adjective habit-forming resulting in the formation of a habit or in addiction 0
  • adjective habit-forming Addictive; likely to cause dependence or recurrence of use. 0

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Origin of habit-forming

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for Habit-forming

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

habit-forming popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for habit-forming

adj habit-forming

  • addictive — If a drug is addictive, people who take it cannot stop taking it.

adjective habit-forming

  • obsessive — being, pertaining to, or resembling an obsession: an obsessive fear of illness.

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