Share this entry

Share this page

deep-rooted

Syllabification: deep-root·ed

Definition of deep-rooted in English:

adjective

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
deep-seated, deep, profound, fundamental, basic;
established, ingrained, entrenched, unshakable, inveterate, inbuilt;
secure;
persistent, abiding, lingering

Derivatives

deep-rootedness

1
noun
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.

Definition of deep-rooted in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing