ingrained


in·grained

adjective \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈ\

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

Full Definition of INGRAINED

1
:  worked into the grain or fiber
2
:  forming a part of the essence or inmost being :  deep-seated <ingrained prejudice>
in·grained·ly also en·grained·ly \ˈin-ˌgrā-nəd-lē, ˈin-ˌgrānd-lē, (ˌ)in-ˈ\ adverb

Variants of INGRAINED

in·grained also en·grained \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈ\

Examples of INGRAINED

  1. These attitudes are very deeply ingrained in the culture.
  2. <her deeply ingrained distrust of all authority>

First Known Use of INGRAINED

1599

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