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Definition of Inveterate

Inveterate

  1. Old; long-established.
  2. Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an inveterate abuse.
  3. Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
  4. Malignant; virulent; spiteful.
  5. To fix and settle by long continuance.

Inveterate Quotations

I'm an inveterate fox and not a hedgehog, so I always think you should try everything.
Clifford Geertz

Hatred is inveterate anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
Washington Irving

Whether in cave paintings or the latest uses of the Internet, human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers.
Beeban Kidron

Living animals are too eccentric in their movements, and the law of gravitation usually draws me from my seat upon them to a lower level; therefore, I am not an inveterate lover of horseback.
Charles Spurgeon
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Inveterate Translations

inveterate in Norwegian is inngrodd
inveterate in Spanish is inveterado
inveterate in Swedish is ingrodd, inrotad, inbiten
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