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[deep-see-tid] /ˈdipˈsi tɪd/
firmly implanted or established:
a deep-seated sense of loyalty.
Origin of deep-seated
1735-45 Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Both species have a deep-seated, innate fear of cats for obvious reasons.
  • Because deep-seated animosities against the wolf still exist, wolves face fiercer threats than other recovered species.
  • But the global recession is exposing their deep-seated problems with astonishing speed and severity.
  • Yet a deep-seated problem in the sector must be the presence of too much capital chasing too high a return.
  • But behind his support is a deep-seated resentment among many others that they are missing out on progress.
  • Angry demonstrations reflect some deep-seated grievances.
British Dictionary definitions for deep-seated


(of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc) firmly fixed, implanted, or held; ingrained
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Word Origin and History for deep-seated

1741, "having its seat far below the surface;" see seat (v.). Figurative use is from 1847.

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