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inveterate
American English: /ɪnˈvɛdərət/
British English: /ɪnˈvɛt(ə)rət/

Translation of inveterate in Spanish:

adjective usually before noun

[formal]
  • 1
    (thief/gambler/liar)
    empedernido
    Example sentences
    • They are inveterate gamblers, drink as much beer as their wages will permit, are devoted to bawdy jokes, and use probably the foulest language in the world.
    • The Clermont club was founded in 1962 by inveterate gambler Aspinall, in London's Berkeley Square.
    • Being an inveterate gambler, the fourth son was only too glad to accept the offer.
  • 2
    (loathing/distaste/hostility)
    inveterado
    Example sentences
    • According to the media, people nationwide have developed an offbeat mentality characterized by inveterate hostility to the rich.
    • Every administration, that is, until this one, which from its first days has made clear its inveterate hostility to arms control.
    • The three have a lot in common with each other in their inveterate hatred of that ethnic group.

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