Definition of deep-rooted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdēp ˈro͞odəd/


1(Of a plant) deeply implanted.
Example sentences
  • Sukardi's company has been involved in a reforestation program since 2004, planting deep-rooted trees such as mahogany and pine varieties.
  • In a drought, deep-rooted weeds are tightly held in the soil and have large root systems relative to the size of the tops.
  • All those countries have a Mediterranean climate similar to ours, and George believes the Mid West is ready for these deep-rooted trees which thrive in such conditions.
1.1Firmly embedded in thought, behavior, or culture, and so having a persistent influence: deep-rooted concern about declining values
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  • But the fall-off in ground attendance is also the result of deep-rooted changes in culture and customs which have influenced sport as a commodity.
  • Here is the offering of a modern nation, vibrant, on the go, on one side, and which has a deep-rooted history, culture and ecology on the other.
  • They are fighting a culture that is deep-rooted and obstinate.
deep-seated, deep, profound, fundamental, basic;
established, ingrained, entrenched, unshakable, inveterate, inbuilt;
persistent, abiding, lingering



Example sentences
  • When we feel our lives have a goal and purpose, it gives a sense of deep-rootedness.
  • A more telling factor is the deep-rootedness of Chinese cultural forms and practises among the district residents.
  • But given the deep-rootedness of prejudice in our culture, we should not be surprised that we still face a long and difficult task.

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Syllabification: deep-root·ed

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