Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being so far below the surface as to be unsusceptible to superficial examination, study, or treatment: a deep-seated infection.
  • adj. Deeply rooted; ingrained: deep-seated ideological differences.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. implanted or firmly established.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as deep-rooted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Far removed from the surface; deeply rooted or lodged; firmly implanted: as, a deep-sealed disease; deep-seated prejudice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

Etymologies

deep +‎ seated (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "So stark and repulsive is the poverty, and so thoroughly alienated have the people become, that even this contested election can be seen as little more than an outlet for the expression of deep-seated grievances."

    The Seattle Times

  • In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Resentment against Nato for its military intervention on the side of the Kosovo rebels in 1999 remains deep-seated, which is why most Serbs fiercely oppose any moves to join the North Atlantic alliance.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • We suspect that the change in attitudes toward homosexuality, and gay marriage particularly, is a deep-seated and enduring shift.

    American Grace

  • Few issues spur deep-seated change in the partisan makeup of the general population.

    American Grace

  • In the real estate market, which is the symptom of America's deep-seated economic malaise, the double dip has already arrived.

    Decline and fall of the American empire

  • You may have released some deep-seated feelings you have about your life and your financial standing.

    Lighten Up

  • When, for instance, Mr. Beck posits the outrageous notion that President Barack Obama "has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture," including, say, his mother and the grandparents who raised him, Beck sounds like a madman to most of us.

    Eric Alterman: Think Again: The Hate We Tolerate

  • As with most polling on substantive issues, what the results show is more a reaction to the way the pollster describes the policy than a deep-seated opinion on the issue at hand.

    Poll: Most Americans Oppose Increasing The Debt Limit

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