Definition of inveterate:
- Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep- rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
- Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
- Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
- Old; long- established.
- To fix and settle by long continuance.
as is someone's wont, chronically, daily life, permanent, study at chronic, ingrained, deep-rooted, tendency, irradicable, bred-in-the-bone, habituated, deep, deep-rooted, ineradicable, hard-core, set, rooted, habit, entrenched, continuing, ritual, dyed-in-the-wool, continue, addicted, settled, habitual, common practice, chronic, hard-shell, confirmed, way of life, usual, routine, deep-seated, take to, custom.
- "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
- "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
An inveterate, long- continued, and neglected case of curvature of the spine and bulging out of the ribs on one side might require mechanical appliances, but such a case can only be decided on by an experienced surgeon, who ought always, in the first place, to be consulted.- "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.