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inveterate

 [in-vet´er-it]
confirmed and chronic; long-established and difficult to cure.

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-āt),
Long seated; firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.
[L. in-vetero, pp. -atus, to render old, fr. vetus, old]

inveterate

/in·vet·er·ate/ (-vet´er-āt) confirmed and chronic; long-established and difficult to cure.

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-ăt)
Long seated; firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.

in·vet·er·ate

(in-vet'ĕr-ăt)
Firmly established; said of a disease or of confirmed habits.

inveterate

confirmed and chronic; long-established and difficult to cure.
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One might be called the foundation myth, which states that India, inveterately hostile to Pakistan, wants to undo partition and attempts through hegemonic behavior to destroy or reabsorb Pakistan.
The Jollity Building, the third book in the Library of America volume, collects his reporting on this usually-down but never-out crowd, to whose members Liebling was inveterately attracted.
Yet both of these cultures are inveterately ingrained in his character.
Here, "New things and old co-twisted, as if Time / Were nothing, so inveterately, that men / Were giddy gazing there" (11.
Touhig is, for some bizarre reason, inveterately anti-Wales and anti-Welsh.
The ideological debate regarding formalism and experimentation within the arts and its potentially revolutionary (or inveterately bourgeois) character did not begin nor end, however, with Stalin and the imposition of Socialist Realism as the official artistic doctrine of the Soviet Union.
Another point of departure was that Ben-Gurion was inveterately distrustful of anything and anyone British.
The greatest myth that has been woven around the Medvedev victory is that it represents some kind of political uncertainty, as the inveterately anti-Russian editorialists at The Economist claim, when there has really been less uncertainty about Medvedev's rise to power than there has been for any new head of state in recent history.
A secure writer, even if inveterately hostile to reigning views, does not need to deny or distort the achievements of others.
In Virginia, the home of Madison and many of the other intellectually dominant figures at the Constitutional Convention and First Congress, the colonists exercised the right inveterately.
This, however, is impossible because Nwadi, in an unusual reversal of the normal relationship between second and first wife, is inveterately jealous of Agom.
A well-worn shibboleth still much alive, and now wrong-headed, has it that France is inveterately anti-American; when, in fact, the country for the most part has never been more pro-American, or certainly in the forty years or so since I began visiting or working there.