ingrained

  • 1 ingrained — [in′grānd′, in′grānd΄] adj. 1. a) worked into the fiber b) firmly fixed or established [ingrained principles] 2. inveterate; thoroughgoing [an ingrained liar] …

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  • 2 ingrained — I adjective confirmed, deep, deep seated, embedded, engrafted, entrenched, essential, established, firmly established, firmly fixed, fixed, habitual, implanted, inborn, inbred, indelible, indwelling, ineffaceable, infixed, ingrown, inherent,… …

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  • 3 ingrained — inherent, constitutional, essential, intrinsic Analogous words: confirmed, *inveterate, deep seated, deep rooted, chronic: implanted (see IMPLANT): imbued, inoculated (see INFUSE) Contrasted words: shallow, *superficial: external, outward, *outer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 ingrained — is the normal spelling for the word meaning ‘deeply rooted, inveterate’ or (in physical senses) ‘deeply embedded’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 ingrained — [adj] deep rooted built in, chronic, confirmed, congenital, constitutional, deepseated, fixed, fundamental, hereditary, implanted, inborn, inbred, inbuilt, indelible, indwelling, ineradicable, inherent, innate, in the blood*, intrinsic,… …

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  • 6 ingrained — (also engrained) ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a habit or attitude) firmly established. 2) (of dirt) deeply embedded …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 ingrained — in|grained [ınˈgreınd] adj 1.) ingrained attitudes or behaviour are firmly established and therefore difficult to change ingrained in ▪ The idea of doing our duty is deeply ingrained in most people. 2.) ingrained dirt is under the surface of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Ingrained — Ingrain In grain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ingrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ingraining}.] [Written also engrain.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dye with or in grain or kermes. [1913 Webster] 2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 ingrained — [[t]ɪ̱ngre͟ɪnd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Ingrained habits and beliefs are difficult to change or remove. Morals tend to be deeply ingrained... From ingrained habit he paused to straighten up the bed …

    English dictionary

  • 10 ingrained — adjective 1 ingrained attitudes or behaviour are firmly established and therefore difficult to change: an ingrained prejudice against all foreigners 2 ingrained dirt is under the surface of something and very difficult to remove …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ingrained — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ deeply ▪ Prejudice remains deeply ingrained in many organizations …

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  • 12 ingrained — adj. deeply ingrained * * * [ɪn greɪnd] deeply ingrained …

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  • 13 ingrained — in|grained [ ın greınd ] adjective 1. ) an ingrained attitude, belief, or habit has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed 2. ) ingrained dirt is under the surface, so that it is difficult to remove …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 ingrained — (= engrained), adjective 1) ingrained attitudes Syn: entrenched, established, deep rooted, deep seated, fixed, firm, unshakable, ineradicable; inveterate, dyed in the wool, abiding, enduring, stubborn …

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  • 15 ingrained — UK [ɪnˈɡreɪnd] / US adjective 1) an ingrained attitude, belief, or habit has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed 2) ingrained dirt is under the surface, so that it is difficult to remove …

    English dictionary

  • 16 ingrained — [ˌɪnˈgreɪnd] adj 1) an ingrained attitude or habit has existed for a long time and cannot easily be changed 2) ingrained dirt is under the surface and is difficult to remove …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 ingrained — /ˈɪngreɪnd/ (say ingraynd) adjective 1. fixed firmly: ingrained dirt. 2. deep rooted: ingrained habits. 3. inveterate; thorough …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 ingrained — also engrained adjective Date: 1599 1. worked into the grain or fiber 2. forming a part of the essence or inmost being ; deep seated < ingrained prejudice > • ingrainedly also engrainedly adverb …

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  • 19 ingrained — ingrainedly /in gray nid lee, graynd /, adv. ingrainedness, n. /in graynd , in graynd /, adj. 1. firmly fixed; deep rooted; inveterate: ingrained superstition. 2. wrought into or through the grain or fiber. Also, engrained. [1590 1600; INGRAIN +… …

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  • 20 ingrained — in•grained [[t]ɪnˈgreɪnd, ˈɪnˌgreɪnd[/t]] also engrained adj. 1) firmly fixed; deep rooted; inveterate: ingrained superstition[/ex] 2) tex wrought into or through the grain or fiber • Etymology: 1590–1600 in•grain•ed•ly ɪnˈgreɪ nɪd li, ˈgreɪnd… …

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