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[deep-dahyd] /ˈdipˈdaɪd/
thorough; unmitigated:
a deep-dyed villain.
Origin of deep-dyed
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was trusted fully by the Emperor, but proved to be a deep-dyed rascal.

  • She raised a timid and deep-dyed hand, and made known her need.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • The crew of deep-dyed villains worked or stood or sat in silence, but all looked at the grave, and saw me not.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • Bill noticed the leer in his eyes, and concluded he was a deep-dyed rogue.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • Redmond Maynard stood at the dining-room window gazing at the deep-dyed reflection upon the snow of the blood-red setting sun.

    The Runaways Nat Gould
  • We've had enough of deep-dyed villains for one day, if that's what you were going to say.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Even when the whitethorn stands dismayed, the harebell still sheets many a slope and shelving bank with its deep-dyed blue.

    Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
  • A man travelling about the bush without money is a deep-dyed criminal.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • But Shakespeare is not pledged to deep-dyed ultra-amiability.

British Dictionary definitions for deep-dyed


generally (derogatory) thoroughgoing; absolute; complete
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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