in·grained adjective \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈ\
: existing for a long time and very difficult to change : firmly established
: worked into the grain or fiber
Variants of INGRAINED
in·grained also en·grained \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈ\
Examples of INGRAINED
- These attitudes are very deeply ingrained in the culture.
- <her deeply ingrained distrust of all authority>
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Related to INGRAINED
- built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, inherent (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, natural
- adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic
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