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Definition of "deep-seated" []

  • Being so far below the surface as to be unsusceptible to superficial examination, study, or treatment: a deep-seated infection. (adjective)
  • Deeply rooted; ingrained: deep-seated ideological differences. (adjective)
  • (of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc) firmly fixed, implanted, or held; ingrained (adjective)

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Use "deep-seated" in a sentence
  • ""So stark and repulsive is the poverty, and so thoroughly alienated have the people become, that even this contested election can be seen as little more than an outlet for the expression of deep-seated grievances.""
  • "In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level.""
  • "In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level.""