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

First recorded in 1735–45
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Related Words for deep-seated

built-in, chronic, deep-rooted, inherent, inbred, longstanding, confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, established, fixed, habitual, inborn, subconscious, longtime

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Word Origin and History for deep-seated


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

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