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1. Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated: ingrained prejudice; the ingrained habits of a lifetime.
2. Worked deeply into the texture or fiber: a carpet disfigured by ingrained dirt.
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1. deeply impressed or instilled: his fears are deeply ingrained.
2. (prenominal) complete or inveterate; utter: an ingrained fool.
3. (esp of dirt) worked into or through the fibre, grain, pores, etc
ingrainedly, engrainedly adv
inˈgrainedness, enˈgrainedness n
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1. firmly fixed; deep-rooted; inveterate: ingrained superstition.
2. wrought into or through the grain or fiber.
in•grain•ed•ly (ɪnˈgreɪ nɪd li, -ˈgreɪnd-) adv.
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|Adj.||1.||ingrained - (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need"|
constituted, established - brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church"
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adjective fixed, rooted, deep-seated, fundamental, constitutional, inherent, hereditary, in the blood, intrinsic, deep-rooted, indelible, inveterate, inborn, inbred, inbuilt, ineradicable, brassbound Morals tend to be deeply ingrained.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Firmly established by long standing:
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1. [dirt, blood, stain] → incrustado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
ingrained[ɪnˈgreɪnd] adj [habit] → enraciné(e); [attitude, prejudice] → enraciné(e)
deeply ingrained → profondément enraciné(e)
deeply ingrained family loyalty → une loyauté familiale profondément enracinée
to be ingrained in sb → être enraciné(e) dans qn
to be ingrained in society → être enraciné(e) dans la société
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(fig) habit → fest, eingefleischt; prejudice → tief verwurzelt or eingewurzelt; belief → fest verankert, unerschütterlich; to be (deeply) ingrained → fest verwurzelt sein
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
ingrained[ˈɪnˈgreɪnd] adj (dirt) → incrostato/a (fig) (ideas, tradition) → radicato/a; (habit, prejudice) → inveterato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995