deep-root·​ed ˈdēp-ˈrü-təd How to pronounce deep-rooted (audio)
: deeply implanted or established
a deep-rooted loyalty

Examples of deep-rooted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saudi’s investment in sports is strategic and deep-rooted. Saudi Delegation To The World Economic Forum, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 The trend is so deep-rooted that Charlotte now has one alcohol-free bar and another on the way. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 29 Jan. 2024 These are clubs of renown, of widespread and fervent and deep-rooted support, not just in Italy but across the world. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 May 2023 Those illusions were deep-rooted. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2023 The crucial difference is that a lot of the cast have been on the show for years together, so the relationships and rivalries are deep-rooted and complicated. Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 6 Mar. 2023

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First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deep-rooted was in the 15th century

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“Deep-rooted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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: deeply fixed or established
a deep-rooted loyalty

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