- the quality or state of being inveterate or deeply ingrained: the inveteracy of people's prejudices.
Origin of inveteracy
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Examples from the Web for inveteracy
The impudence, the inveteracy of that fellow, is astonishing—no silencing him.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
They have the same sort of inveteracy as dogs have for the ill-dressed canaille.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)
Their constant tendency is to increase in virulence and inveteracy.Plain Facts for Old and Young
John Harvey Kellogg
“The New Yorkers never forgave him,” says your latest biographer; and one scarcely marvels at the inveteracy of their malice.Letters to Dead Authors
The inveteracy of opposition to the administration of Mr. Adams was systematic, violent, and unprincipled.Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.
Word Origin and History for inveteracy
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