[ deep-roo-tid, -root-id ]
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  1. deeply rooted; firmly implanted or established: a deep-rooted patriotism; deep-rooted suspicions.

Origin of deep-rooted

First recorded in 1660–70

Other words from deep-rooted

  • deep·root·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby deep-rooted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use deep-rooted in a sentence

  • You cannot all at once eradicate the deep-rooted customs and habits of any people, whoever they may be.

  • A deep-rooted passion for some particular woman, an emotion which could not be crushed, was no mystery to Hollister.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • In India there is an extraordinary custom called caste, deep-rooted in the natives.

  • Her quarrel with domestic conditions lent a fine tragic interest, in her own mind, to a life that was deep-rooted in joy.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • However that might be, there could be no doubt as to Horbury's intense and deep-rooted devotion to the school.

    The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen

British Dictionary definitions for deep-rooted


  1. (of ideas, beliefs, prejudices, etc) firmly fixed, implanted, or held; ingrained

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