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1. ingrained

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈgreɪnd'] (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held.

Synonyms

  • deep-rooted
  • established
  • planted
  • implanted
  • constituted

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • native
  • unorthodox
  • unproved

Etymology

  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ingrain (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Ingrained

  • unconstrained
  • self-contained
  • unrestrained
  • unexplained
  • preordained
  • constrained
  • restrained
  • explained
  • complained
  • untrained
  • unstained
  • sustained
  • retrained
  • refrained
  • maintained
  • entertained
  • disdained
  • contained
  • campaigned
  • ascertained
  • abstained
  • strained
  • sprained
  • retained
  • remained
  • regained
  • pertained
  • ordained
  • obtained
  • detained

Example sentences of the word ingrained


1. Adjective
This will only reinforce the activity and make it an ingrained habit that’s difficult to break.

2. Verb, past participle
By teaching the trick in the first place, you have ingrained this annoying habit.

Quotes containing the word ingrained


1. The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
- Joshua Waitzkin

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