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. 2008.

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  • 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] …   English World dictionary

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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