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English definition of “deep-seated”

deep-seated

adjective uk   /ˌdiːpˈsiː.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/ (also deep-rooted, deeply rooted)
strongly felt or believed and very difficult to change or get rid of: a deep-seated faith in GodNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
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