Meaning of DEEP-SEATED in English


ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective

1. : situated, originating, or operating far below the surface : not susceptible to surface examination, analysis, or treatment

the inflammation was deep-seated


a. : marked by establishment through long habitual practice or usage : unlikely to be changed, lessened, or eliminated

easier to overturn the form of government than to uproot a deep-seated tradition — A.T.Mahan

b. : deeply ingrained : genuine and lasting as a characteristic : essential or as though essential to a character

deep-seated preferences cannot be argued about — O.W.Holmes †1935

3. of a rock, structure, movement, or process : originating or occurring at depths of more than a few thousand feet below the earth's surface

the origin of deep-seated quartzo-feldspathic rocks — Journal of Geology

Synonyms: see inveterate

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