Definition of ingrained
- ingrained prejudice
These attitudes are very deeply ingrained in the culture.
her deeply ingrained distrust of all authority
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ingrained.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
in one's blood;
: existing for a long time and very difficult to change : firmly established
What made you want to look up ingrained? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Words Used by Nabokov Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ