- 1Growing or having grown within a thing; innate: as Greek instinct or ingrown habit would have dictatedMore example sentences
- It is an ingrown tradition, and anything that messes with it is a reason for fighting.
- Many teachers and school administrators regard this not as a kid's overreaction, but as ingrown social incorrigibility that must be swiftly and severely punished.
- The change from that ingrown concern can come when something outside the self influences the self to rethink (God, Christ in Paul; Reason in Stoicism).
- 1.1(Of a toenail) having grown abnormally so as to press into the flesh.More example sentences
- To avoid ingrown toenails, cut your nails straight across.
- Your chances of developing an ingrown toenail are reduced if you cut your nails properly.
- If you are having any problems, such as loss of feeling, sores, or ingrown toenails, tell your doctor right away.
- 1.2Preoccupied with oneself; inward-looking: direct mail is a clubby, ingrown world in which everybody knows everybodyMore example sentences
- Reading these poems I kept thinking of Ionesco in Paris, Nabokov in New England, even Beckett, split between English and French but doing anything to avoid the stale colloquialisms of an ingrown Irishness.
- We should be, as John Paul II has emphasized so often, reclaiming the culture, and that includes Catholic culture, where it has become ingrown and oppressive.
- Henighan considers the Toronto literary scene to be an ingrown milieu in which writers not published by USA branch plants are losers, and writers not living in Toronto are ignored.
More definitions of ingrownDefinition of ingrown in:
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