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ingrained

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
ingrainedin‧grained /ɪnˈɡreɪnd/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTingrained attitudes or behaviour are firmly established and therefore difficult to changeingrained in 🔊 The idea of doing our duty is deeply ingrained in most people.2 DDIRTYingrained dirt is under the surface of something and very difficult to remove
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ingraineddeeply ingrained religious beliefsdeeply ingrainedWilliamson's experiences of the war were just as deeply ingrained.It forms a part of a man's life, more deeply ingrained as he matures.Indeed it was possible that the obstacles to change in Britain were too deeply ingrained for any government to effect significant improvements.Their faults seem so deeply ingrained, from quantitative measures and bogus statistics to valueless currencies and not caring about the environment.Though sometimes overt, racism is usually covert, but is deeply ingrained in professional and institutional practices.So deeply ingrained is our instinct to search for a pattern that we refuse to accept any input as genuinely random.The impelling force for this journey is a genuine and deeply ingrained love for corn in any form.The continuing problems of Northern Ireland demonstrate the futility of responding to a deeply ingrained political problem with a law-and-order response.
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