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Word of the Day 05/09/20 Wont

Wont (adjective, noun, verb)
wont [ wawnt, wohnt, wuhnt ]


adjective
1. accustomed; used (usually followed by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn.

noun
2. custom; habit; practice: It was her wont to walk three miles before breakfast.

verb (used with object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
3. to accustom (a person), as to a thing: That summer wonted me to a lifetime of early rising.
4. to render (a thing) customary or usual (usually used passively).

verb (used without object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
5. to be wont.

OTHER WORDS FROM WONT
wont·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH WONT
want, won't

SYNONYMS FOR WONT
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1. habituated, wonted.
2. use.

ANTONYMS FOR WONT
1. unaccustomed.

Origin: 1300–50; (adj.) Middle English wont, woned, Old English gewunod, past participle of gewunian to be used to (see won); cognate with German gewöhnt; (v.) Middle English, back formation from wonted or wont (past participle); (noun) apparently from conflation of wont (past participle) with obsolete wone wish, in certain stereotyped phrases

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