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Cultural PersistencePlay
Ingrained can describe beliefs or customs persisting through generations within a culture. SlideHis respect for elders was ingrained through his family's traditions.
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Resistant to ChangePlay
Use 'ingrained' for habits or attitudes that are difficult to alter or remove. SlideHer ingrained frugality made her cautious with investments.
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Not Always NegativePlay
'Ingrained' doesn't only refer to negative traits; it can be positive or neutral. SlideHis punctuality is an ingrained quality appreciated by his colleagues.