ingrained

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ingrain +‎ -ed

Adjective[edit]

ingrained ‎(comparative more ingrained, superlative most ingrained)

  1. Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
    • 2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities: Bladerunner's punishment for killing Reeva Steenkamp is but a frippery when set against the burden that her bereft parents, June and Barry, must carry [print version: No room for sentimentality in this tragedy, 13 September 2014, p. S22]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport)[1]:
      But ever since the concept of "hamartia" recurred through Aristotle's Poetics, in an attempt to describe man's ingrained iniquity, our impulse has been to identify a telling defect in those brought suddenly and dramatically low.
  2. Fixed, established

Synonyms[edit]

  1. inherent

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ingrained

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ingrain

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