dyed-in-the-wool meaning

EN[ˌdaɪd ɪn ðə ˈwʊl]

    Definition of dyed-in-the-wool in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore dyed-in-the-woolSUPmost dyed-in-the-wool
    1. (of textiles) Dyed before being formed into cloth.
      1. IDI (figuratively) Firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.
        1. Smith was a dyed-in-the-wool typist and never really got used to writing on computers.
        2. John Major was described by his opponents as a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Perhaps this distraction was perversely comforting for a dyed-in-the-wool antimachinist like Orr, a sense of continuity at a time of great emotional confusion.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en dyed in the wool
      2. en dye in the wool
      3. en bred-in-the-bone
      4. en hole-in-the-wall
      5. en holes-in-the-wall
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of dyed-in-the-wool for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "dyed-in-the-wool" is an adjective.
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