Definition of deep-seated in English:

deep-seated

adjective

  • Firmly established at a deep or profound level.

    ‘deep-seated anxiety’
    • ‘Directors, like authors, are often driven by deep-seated motives.’
    • ‘As the sociologist François Dubet explains, the uneasiness is more deep-seated that just job insecurity.’
    • ‘It was a tough review because I really had to face some deep-seated bad habits.’
    • ‘They were undernourished, diseased, many of them with terminal illnesses or deep-seated mental conditions.’
    • ‘If cosmetic surgery helps remove a deep-seated insecurity, then fantastic.’
    • ‘Many children have escaped or shown deep-seated reactions to their conscription by a group that had killed a loved one.’
    • ‘The problems that have arisen are profound and deep-seated.’
    • ‘This doesn't mean that all truants are up to no good: some are avoiding school to avoid confronting more deep-seated problems.’
    • ‘The authors aren't likely to worry about the loss of a little income - they only do the job because of a deep-seated love of literature.’
    • ‘There are deep-seated social causes for the lack of respect.’
    • ‘It's no surprise that much of his music is informed by his deep-seated passion for soundtracking and scoring.’
    • ‘It is clearly a job which involves people, often with deep-seated problems, emotional issues and where the stakes can be high.’
    • ‘All of these cases are symptomatic of far more serious, deep-seated trends that are being promoted.’
    • ‘The robot was built for three levels of crouching, from barely crouching to a deep-seated squat.’
    • ‘If people are going to learn to engage in political action it is more likely to be deep-seated when they can relate it to their experiences.’
    • ‘The director admits that these deep-seated tensions affected his own family experience as well.’
    • ‘Among these people, a veneer of tolerance masks a deep-seated attitude of superiority and is very patronising.’
    • ‘Its agenda is as broad as it is deep, touching personal nerves and deep-seated prejudices.’
    • ‘But it takes training to refrain from longstanding and deep-seated habits of which one is often unaware.’
    • ‘There is a deep-seated and strong resistance to the idea of police reforms.’
    intense, heartfelt, deeply felt, fervent, ardent, impassioned, wholehearted, deep-rooted, thorough, thoroughgoing, serious
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Pronunciation:

deep-seated

/ˌdēpˈsēdəd/