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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Those words, striking at some hidden, deep-seated pain in Lydia's heart, caused her to wince and turn pale.

  • The inconsistency is real, out of a deep-seated confusion of mind.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • For ultimately men were charmed by John, though a deep-seated shyness concealed him from them at a first meeting.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • He realised this, as a dull, but deep-seated pain, caused him to open his eyes.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • He had learned to understand—and in some measure sympathize with—the deep-seated resentment of the non-psi for the psionic.

    The Weakling Everett B. Cole
Word Origin and History for deep-seated

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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