Adjective "entrenched" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
  1. 'Entrenched management attitudes can be an enormous obstacle to facility projects that can reduce costs.'
  2. 'The entrenched systems of control in the Arab world are beginning to give way.'
  3. 'Family members often commence therapy with entrenched views about which of them are responsible for family problems.'
  4. 'The experiment in equality had no impact on entrenched discrimination.'
  5. 'The success of these established brands gave rise to a deeply entrenched in-house establishment.'
  6. 'Codes must shake up an entrenched engineering corps that still favours technology over cost effectiveness.'
  7. 'All sorts of authoritative, entrenched cultural positions can be tweaked by humor.'
  8. 'Low taxes, low services and entrenched business power means a stagnant future.'
  9. 'We now have the resources to tackle entrenched poverty.'
  10. 'Individuals can, of course, be manipulated and misled by a malevolent guide or entrenched prejudice.'


1. to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts.

2. to dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.). verb (used without object)

3. to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually followed by on or upon): to entrench on the domain or rights of another.

More examples(as adjective)

"sides can be entrenched in positions."

"prices can be entrenched in ranges."

"troops can be entrenched in areas."

"troops can be entrenched near borders."

"systems can be entrenched in pledges."

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