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

Nearby words

  1. investment company,
  2. investment compound,
  3. investment tax credit,
  4. investment trust,
  5. investor,
  6. inveterate,
  7. inviable,
  8. invictus,
  9. invidious,
  10. invidiously

Origin of inveteracy

First recorded in 1710–20; inveter(ate) + -acy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for inveteracy



1690s, from inveterate + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper