Inveteracy

In*vet"er*a*cy

(?), n. [From Inveterate.]
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1. Firm establishment by long continuance; firmness or deep-rooted obstinacy of any quality or state acquired by time; as, the inveteracy of custom, habit, or disease; -- usually in a bad sense; as, the inveteracy of prejudice or of error.
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An inveteracy of evil habits that will prompt him to contract more.
A. Tucker.
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2. Malignity; spitefulness; virulency.
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The rancor of pamphlets, the inveteracy of epigrams, and the mortification of lampoons.
Guardian.
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