deep-seated

[deep-see-tid]
adjective
firmly implanted or established: a deep-seated sense of loyalty.

Origin:
1735–45

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deep-rooted or deep-seated
 
adj
(of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc) firmly fixed, implanted, or held; ingrained
 
deep-seated or deep-seated
 
adj

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deep-seated
1741, "having its seat far below the surface;" figurative use is from 1847.
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Example sentences
But the reluctance to aggressively and closely monitor potentially-dangerous
  individuals is more broad and deep-seated.
Resulting failures occur typically as either a shallow or deep-seated colluvial
  slide.
Traces of deep-seated anguish appeared in my countenance.
But it is a recurrence of the old and deep-seated malady of colonialism.
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