Make Your Editor Cry: Deep-seeded vs. Deep-seated

Make Your Editor Cry: Deep-seeded vs. Deep-seated

The phrase “deep-seated,” means situated far below the surface or firmly established.

The incorrect spelling “deep-seeded” could seem right since one might think that when a seed is planted deeply in the ground it would be firmly established. Of course, seeds that are planted too deeply rot and die.

The correct expression is “deep-seated.”

Example:

These achievements were thick with deep-seated implications for partisan relations.

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