dyed-in-the-wool definition

  • adjective:
    • Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: a dyed-in-the-wool populist.
    • Dyed before becoming woven into fabric.
    • Dyed before becoming created into cloth.
    • Firmly created in a person's values or habits; deeply ingrained inside nature of an individual or thing.
    • carefully imbued; thoroughgoing; uncompromising; full; unmitigated; through-and-through.
    • dyed before being spun or woven into fabric.

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