ingrained

adjective in·grained \ ˈin-ˌgrānd , (ˌ)in-ˈgrānd \
variants: or less commonly engrained
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of ingrained

1 : worked into the grain or fiber
2 : forming a part of the essence or inmost being : deep-seated
  • ingrained prejudice

ingrainedly

or less commonly engrainedly play \ˈin-ˌgrā-nəd-lē, ˈin-ˌgrānd-lē, (ˌ)in-ˈgrā-nəd-lē, -ˈgrānd-\ adverb

Examples of ingrained in a Sentence

  1. These attitudes are very deeply ingrained in the culture.

  2. her deeply ingrained distrust of all authority

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First Known Use of ingrained

1599


INGRAINED Defined for English Language Learners

ingrained

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Definition of ingrained for English Language Learners

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



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