V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: deeply rooted into habit or constitution

Synonyms: fundamental, intrinsic, rooted, ineradicable, deep-seated, inherent, entrenched

Antonyms: outward, external

Tips: Ideas and principles can become ingrained, or deeply rooted, into the natural fiber of a person or culture. When something is ingrained it is deep-seated and nearly impossible to change or remove.

Usage Examples:

The harsh memories became ingrained within her, causing her to have nightmares and irrational fears. (deep-seated, rooted)

Our holiday traditions are ingrained within our family, and we would never think of changing them. (deep-rooted)

Her good manners were ingrained in her by her parents and became a natural part of her personality. (entrenched)

The CEO stressed the importance of quality so often that it became ingrained in every aspect of the company’s operation. (fundamental, entrenched, intrinsic)

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