customary customary  /ˈkə stə ˌmɛ ri/


  1. (adj) in accordance with convention or custom
  2. (adj) commonly used or practiced; usual



  1. Nayla's latest essay brimmed with her father's customary defiance.
  2. As usual, dark glasses were perched on his broken nose, but, instead of his customary open shirt, Lacson was soberly clad in a blue suit and maroon tie.
  3. Britain's customary stoicism had been overwhelmed by raw, unbridled grief.


  1. Lester bombs again

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In offering up the customary post-start self-evaluation here last night, Jon Lester didn’t mince words. “Just terrible,” he said before adding, “unacceptable” and finally, “horse-(expletive).” And here’s the worst part: It wasn’t limited to only last night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. New Tearaway Trailer for PS Vita Charms E3

    As is customary at this time of year, a squadron of highly trained Molecules has been sent forth from the safety of Mm Towers in the UK, to the familiar walls of the LA Convention Center where E3 is held each year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PlayStation Blog

  3. Don’t Have Time For The Xbox One Press Conference? Watch This Instead

    As is now customary, the folks at VideoGamer release an abridged version of any and all video game related press conferences. The Xbox One went first yesterday so it’s the first on the chopping block. I don’t think I’ll ever …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebProNews


  1. Bush said, "He's right, mistakes were made. And I'm, frankly, not happy about it, because there is a lot of confusion over what really has been a customary practice by the presidents."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "We all need to take responsibility," Obama said. "And this includes executives at major financial firms who turned to the American people, hat in hand, when they were in trouble, even as they paid themselves customary lavish bonuses. .........
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bemidji Pioneer

  3. "You ask me how are their 'usual and customary' rates being determined," Rockefeller said. "I don't know."
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: FOXNews

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