an inveterate liar


an inveterate liar
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  • inveterate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inveteratus, from past participle of inveterare to age (v.t.), from in + veter , vetus old more at wether Date: 14th century 1. firmly established by long persistence < the inveterate tendency to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inveterate — [[t]ɪnve̱tərət[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you describe someone as, for example, an inveterate liar or smoker, you mean that they have lied or smoked for a long time and are not likely to stop doing it. Anderson has a reputation as an inveterate gambler …   English dictionary

  • inveterate — adjective (only before noun) 1 inveterate liar/smoker/womanizer etc someone who smokes a lot, lies a lot etc and cannot stop: a voracious reader and inveterate talker 2 inveterate fondness/distrust/hatred etc an attitude or feeling that you have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inveterate — in|vet|e|rate [ınˈvetərıt] adj [only before noun] written [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of inveterare to get old , from vetus old ] 1.) inveterate liar/smoker/womanizer etc someone who lies a lot, smokes a lot etc and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inveterate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. habitual, hardened; fixed, set. See habit, resolution. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ingrained, confirmed, deep rooted; see chronic , habitual 1 , permanent 2 . See Synonym Study at chronic . III… …   English dictionary for students

  • inveterate — in|vet|er|ate [ ın vetərət ] adjective only before noun always doing a particular thing, especially something bad, and unlikely to change: an inveterate liar/gambler/critic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inveterate — UK [ɪnˈvetərət] / US adjective [only before noun] always doing a particular thing, especially something bad, and unlikely to change an inveterate liar/gambler/critic …   English dictionary

  • inveterate — [ɪnˈvetərət] adj always doing a particular thing and unlikely to change an inveterate liar/gambler/critic[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • liar — n. an abject, congenital, consummate, incorrigible, inveterate, outright, pathological liar * * * [ laɪə] congenital consummate incorrigible inveterate outright pathological liar an abject …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chronic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. continuing, persistent, constant; inveterate, rooted. See continuity, habit. Ant., acute. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inveterate, confirmed, settled, habitual, hardened, rooted, deep seated,… …   English dictionary for students

  • chronic — [krän′ik] adj. [Fr cronique < L chronicus < Gr chronikos, of time < chronos, time] 1. lasting a long time or recurring often: said of a disease, and distinguished from ACUTE 2. having had an ailment for a long time [a chronic patient] 3 …   English World dictionary