Definition of deep-set in English:

deep-set

adjective

  • 1Embedded or positioned firmly or deeply.

    ‘his deep-set black eyes are powerful, still, and unrelenting’
    ‘the bees found only a few deep-set plants’
    • ‘His dark deep-set eyes were lost in thought and he traced a large, calloused finger along the straight edge of his jaw.’
    • ‘Uygur women from Northwest China with large, deep-set eyes perform a cheerful dance every evening after 7 o'clock.’
    • ‘His deep-set blue eyes were on the clock above the light cedar wood door, a pencil in his left hand was ticking nervously away on his desk, and his long legs covered in black slacks were stretched out beneath his short writing table.’
    • ‘With his deep-set green eyes, and perfect chiseled features, Manda wasn't surprised why most girls in campus thought of him devilishly handsome.’
    • ‘The other had shaved his head back to the skin, successfully pronouncing a severely-chiseled jaw line and deep-set eyes that were apparently incapable of anything but a most penetrating of stares.’
    • ‘Behind dark lenses her eyes were deep-set, large, round, and they looked at Bob much too hard as she talked into his ear in short bursts: not in whispers but out loud, creating a disturbance.’
    • ‘In Italy, Padre Pio's portrait, with its dark, deep-set eyes and salt-and-pepper beard, can be spotted in dry cleaners, taxis, post offices, and police stations.’
    • ‘Sitting regally and stiff-backed was a man clad in heavy red robes, his deep-set, half-lidded eyes inspecting Halas.’
    • ‘His deep-set eyes looked at me from under the dark muffler, through the jungle of unkempt moustache and beard.’
    • ‘Cassara looked up and saw a lumpy-faced Bantowan staring at her with deep-set black eyes.’
    • ‘She feels deeply (as shown by her deep-set eyes) but her refined mouth is a sign that she is able to express her feelings, which minimizes her stress.’
    • ‘There is something about Scott Thomas's deep-set eyes and blanched beauty that suggests even her affair is only a brief interlude in a damaged life.’
    • ‘When he smiled, which was often, his fat cheeks bunched up under his deep-set hazel eyes, giving him the appearance of a happy chipmunk.’
    • ‘He was extraordinary tall and broad of shoulder; his complexion was swarthy, and fierce black eyes glittered from deep-set sockets in his dark face.’
    • ‘The man stared at James with deep-set, piggish eyes but James continued to walk towards him, unperturbed.’
    • ‘Jerome looked at his brother with his cold, deep-set eyes.’
    • ‘Besides, this worker with his deep-set, brown shaded eyes and pale face looks more tired and overworked than anything else.’
    • ‘With his deep-set eyes, square jaw, 1950s hair and tight-jeans-and-T-shirt image he bears more than a passing resemblance to his father.’
    • ‘His deep-set brown eyes studied them carefully.’
    • ‘With her dark, deep-set eyes and initially rigid posture, she suggests a woman haunted by memory.’
    ingrained, established, well established, long-established
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  • 2Long-established, ingrained, or profound.

    ‘a deep-set enmity’
    • ‘The company has been embroiled in internal disputes for years, and its troubles have included fiscal problems, various legal actions and deep-set rifts between executives, directors and members.’
    • ‘What if he fails on his dates with Sara because of deep-set insecurities or personality flaws?’
    • ‘Amanda nodded and smiled with a deep-set satisfaction.’

Pronunciation:

deep-set

/ˌdēpˈset/