deep-rooted

adjective deep-root·ed \ ˈdēp-ˈrü-təd , -ˈru̇- \

Definition of deep-rooted

: deeply implanted or established
  • a deep-rooted loyalty

First Known Use of deep-rooted

15th century

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Definition of deep-rooted for English Language Learners

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



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