[in-vet-er-it] /ɪnˈvɛt ər ɪt/
settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like:
an inveterate gambler.
firmly established by long continuance, as a disease, habit, practice, feeling, etc.; chronic.
long established, esp so as to be deep-rooted or ingrained: an inveterate feeling of hostility
(prenominal) settled or confirmed in a habit or practice, esp a bad one; hardened: an inveterate smoker
(obsolete) full of hatred; hostile
late 14c., from Latin inveteratus “of long standing, chronic,” past participle of inveterare “become old in,” from in- “in, into” (see in- (2)) + veterare “to make old,” from vetus (genitive veteris) “old” (see veteran).
inveterate in·vet·er·ate (ĭn-vět’ər-ĭt)
in·vet’er·a·cy (-ər-ə-sē) or in·vet’er·ate·ness n.
investigate (shortwave transmission)
[in-vahy-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈvaɪ ə bəl/ adjective, Biology. 1. (of an organism) incapable of sustaining its own life. /ɪnˈvaɪəbəl/ adjective 1. not viable, esp financially; not able to survive: an inviable company adj. 1918, from in- (1) “not” + viable. Related: Inviability. inviable in·vi·a·ble (ĭn-vī’ə-bəl) adj. Unable to survive or develop normally.
Latin adjective, “unconquered, unsubdued, invincible.” A popular poem from the late nineteenth century by the English author William Ernest Henley. Invictus is Latin for “unconquered.” The speaker in the poem proclaims his strength in the face of adversity: My head is bloody, but unbowed…. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain […]
[in-vid-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈvɪd i əs/ adjective 1. calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful: invidious remarks. 2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious: invidious comparisons. 3. causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy: an invidious honor. 4. Obsolete. . /ɪnˈvɪdɪəs/ adjective 1. incurring or tending to arouse resentment, unpopularity, etc: […]