- worked into the fiber
- firmly fixed or established: ingrained principles
- inveterate; thoroughgoing: an ingrained liar
- When you are raised as a strict Catholic and you continue to embrace and diligently support those beliefs as you get older, this is an example of an ingrained lesson.
- When a soda spill was completely absorbed into the fibers of your couch, this is an ingrained spill.
The definition of ingrained is a firmly and deeply belief or idea, or something worked into the fiber.
- Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated: ingrained prejudice; the ingrained habits of a lifetime.
- Worked deeply into the texture or fiber: a carpet disfigured by ingrained dirt.
(comparative more ingrained, superlative most ingrained)
- simple past tense and past participle of ingrain
ingrain + -ed
- She wanted to wake up with his scent ingrained in her skin.
- Pain and sin must have been reduced to a minimum by God; though they are so ingrained in the finite that we have to make up our minds even to the endless sin and endless punishments of hell.
- Despite his monstrous habits of shredding anything in his path, he had a sense of honor more deeply ingrained than she'd ever suspected.
- Alexander had at first trusted Persian grandees more freely in this capacity; in Babylonia, Bactria, Carmania, Susiana he had set Persian governors, till the ingrained Oriental tradition of misgovernment so declared itself that to the three latter provinces certainly Macedonians had been appointed before his death.
- From the further use of "grain" for the texture of substances, such as wood, meat, &c., "engrained" or "ingrained" means ineradicable, impregnated, dyed through and through.