Definition of entrenched in English:


Line breaks: en|trenched
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtrɛn(t)ʃt
, ɛn-/


  • (Of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained: an entrenched resistance to change
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    • We now have the resources to tackle entrenched poverty.
    • The experiment in equality had no impact on entrenched discrimination.
    • In 1995, Lai founded Apple Daily, taking on Hong Kong's entrenched newspapers in a fierce price war.

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