[deep-roo-tid, -roo t-id]


deeply rooted; firmly implanted or established: a deep-rooted patriotism; deep-rooted suspicions.

Origin of deep-rooted

First recorded in 1660–70
Related formsdeep·root·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of deep-rooted

Historical Examples of deep-rooted

  • This bias springs from causes which are stable and deep-rooted.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • The feeling is too deep-rooted and its manifestations are too passionate.


    David Christie Murray

  • It is one of the most deep-rooted of positivist illusions—that people are persons.

  • There is a deep-rooted feud between every two rows in an audience.


    Christopher Morley

  • One cannot tear up at once the deep-rooted affections of years.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

British Dictionary definitions for deep-rooted




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