Second-nature meaning

An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate.
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Habits, characteristics, etc. acquired and fixed so deeply as to seem part of a person's nature.
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(idiomatic) A mindset, skill, or type of behavior so ingrained through habit or practice that it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.
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Origin of second-nature

  • From the proverb Habit is second nature

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition