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ingrained

adjective [not gradable]  /ɪnˈɡreɪnd, ˈɪnˌɡreɪnd/ us  
(of beliefs, attitudes, or habits) so established that they are difficult to change: Saying “Thank You” became such a deeply ingrained habit that he never forgot to do it.
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