Definition of deep-rooted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdiːp ˈruːtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːp ˈruːtɪd//
[usually before noun]
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(of feelings and beliefs) very fixed and strong; difficult to change or to destroy a deep-rooted desire The country’s political divisions are deep-rooted. The custom of sending a greeting in a card had become a deep-rooted tradition.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deep-rooted