- thorough; unmitigated: a deep-dyed villain.
Origin of deep-dyed
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for deep-dyed
Though he made it back to the top by dint of talent and hard work, he remained a deep-dyed cynic for the rest of his life.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
She raised a timid and deep-dyed hand, and made known her need.Emmy Lou
George Madden Martin
But Shakespeare is not pledged to deep-dyed ultra-amiability.
Bill noticed the leer in his eyes, and concluded he was a deep-dyed rogue.The Sweep Winner
We've had enough of deep-dyed villains for one day, if that's what you were going to say.Roy Blakeley
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A man travelling about the bush without money is a deep-dyed criminal.The Book of the Bush
- usually derogatory thoroughgoing; absolute; complete
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