What does inveterate mean?

Definitions for inveterateɪnˈvɛt ər ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inveterate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chronic, inveterate(adverb)

    habitual

    "a chronic smoker"

  2. chronically, inveterate(adverb)

    in a habitual and longstanding manner

    "smoking chronically"

Wiktionary

  1. inveterate(Verb)

    To fix and settle by long continuance; to entrench.

  2. inveterate(Adjective)

    Old; firmly established by long continuance; of long standing; obstinately deep-rooted; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate habit.

  3. inveterate(Adjective)

    Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.

  4. inveterate(Adjective)

    Malignant; virulent; spiteful.

  5. Origin: From inveteratus, form of inveterare, from in- + veterare, from vetus, form of veteris; latter ancestor to veteran.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inveterate(adj)

    old; long-established

  2. Inveterate(adj)

    firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse

  3. Inveterate(adj)

    having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker

  4. Inveterate(adj)

    malignant; virulent; spiteful

  5. Inveterate(verb)

    to fix and settle by long continuance

  6. Origin: [L. inveteratus, p. p. of inveterare to render old; pref. in- in + vetus, veteris, old. See Veteran.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inveterate

    in-vet′ėr-āt, adj. firmly established by long continuance: deep-rooted, confirmed in any habit: violent.—adv. Invet′erately.—ns. Invet′erateness, Invet′eracy, firmness produced by long use or continuance. [L. inveterāre, -ātum, to grow old—in, in, vetus, veteris, old.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inveterate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inveterate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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