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.
A carpet disfigured by ingrained dirt.
Ingrained prejudice; the ingrained habits of a lifetime.
An ingrained liar.
Origin of ingrained
- ingrain + -ed