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inveteracy

[ in-vet-er-uh-see ]
/ ɪnˈvɛt ər ə si /
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noun

the quality or state of being inveterate or deeply ingrained: the inveteracy of people's prejudices.

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Origin of inveteracy

First recorded in 1710–20; inveter(ate) + -acy
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