deep-seated


deep–seat·ed

adjective \ˈdēp-ˈsē-təd\

: existing for a long time and very difficult to change : firmly established

Full Definition of DEEP-SEATED

1
:  situated far below the surface <a deep–seated inflammation>
2
:  firmly established <a deep–seated tradition>

First Known Use of DEEP-SEATED

1741

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