Definition of deep-set in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdiːpˈsɛt/


1Embedded or positioned firmly or deeply: the young man had deep-set eyes
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  • She feels deeply (as shown by her deep-set eyes) but her refined mouth is a sign that she is able to express her feelings, which minimizes her stress.
  • Cassara looked up and saw a lumpy-faced Bantowan staring at her with deep-set black eyes.
  • He was extraordinary tall and broad of shoulder; his complexion was swarthy, and fierce black eyes glittered from deep-set sockets in his dark face.
2Long-established and profound: the deep-set interrelations between religion and politics
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  • The company has been embroiled in internal disputes for years, and its troubles have included fiscal problems, various legal actions and deep-set rifts between executives, directors and members.
  • What if he fails on his dates with Sara because of deep-set insecurities or personality flaws?
  • Amanda nodded and smiled with a deep-set satisfaction.

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