deep-seated

adjective

deep-seat·​ed ˈdēp-ˈsē-təd How to pronounce deep-seated (audio)
1
: situated far below the surface
a deep-seated inflammation
2
: firmly established
a deep-seated tradition

Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of deep-seated was in 1741

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“Deep-seated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep-seated. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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deep-seated

adjective

deep-seat·​ed
ˈdēp-ˈsēt-əd
1
: set or located far below the surface
2
: firmly established
a deep-seated tradition

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