deep-seated

[deep-see-tid]

adjective

firmly implanted or established: a deep-seated sense of loyalty.

Origin of deep-seated

First recorded in 1735–45
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Word Origin and History for deep-seated
adj.

1741, "having its seat far below the surface;" see seat (v.). Figurative use is from 1847.

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