First Known Use of bred-in-the-bone
Synonymsbred-in-the-bone, chronic, confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate
Related Wordsincorrigible, unreconstructed, unregenerate; born, natural; persistent, regular, repeat, serial, steady, unchanging, unfailing; addicted; accustomed, habituated, used, wonted; deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched (also intrenched), inbred, inherent, innate, intrinsic; apt, inclined, prone; mulish, obstinate, set, stubborn
Near Antonymsunaccustomed, unused; intermittent, occasional
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