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entrenchedadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈtrentʃt/ mainly disapproving
Entrenched ideas are so fixed or have existed for so long that they cannot be changed: It's very difficult to change attitudes that have become so deeply entrenched over the years. The organization was often criticized for being too entrenched in its views.
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