Synonyms of 'inveterate'
confirmed in a habit or practicean inveterate liar
He has always been a chronic smoker.
I'm a confirmed bachelor.
He's an incurable romantic.
hardened, , ,
a hard-core group of right-wing senators
Three out of four of them would become habitual criminals.
incorrigible, , ,
Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
deep-rooted or ingrainedthe inveterate laziness of these boys
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in the sense of confirmed
long-established in a habit or conditionI'm a confirmed bachelor.
in the sense of dyed-in-the-wool
having strong and unchanging attitudes or opinionsHe was a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.
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