a. deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
An inveterate smoker, Bob cannot seem to break the habit, no matter how hard he tries.
Sentence in Classic:
The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It revived my utmost indignation to find that she was still pursued by this fellow, and I felt inveterate against him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
This advice, therefore, and its consummation had the effect of rendering these mutineers relentless and inveterate in their hostility to the Carthaginians.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The royal policy had long been to weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population which was justly considered as nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He spoke upon all subjects except the sciences, alleging in this respect the inveterate hatred he had borne to scholars from his childhood.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He passed the groups of dead with a steadiness of purpose, and an eye so calm, that nothing but long and inveterate practise could enable him to maintain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context