Part of speech:
Simple; natural; free from affectation
Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
Belonging to the real nature of a thing; not dependent on external circumstances; essential; inherent
Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
Having title, right, etc. by inheritance
Resulting or arising:
Existing as if inborn; inherent
Developing from within; originating internally
The definition of essential is completely necessary or part of the basic nature of something.
Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct:
The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
Generous giving, as from a patron
Acquired by learning or experience:
Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution:
Being an essential or basic part or parts
Innate; inherent; inborn
Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
Possessed at birth
Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual
- Hereditary implies acquirement of characteristics by transmission genetically from parents or ancestors hereditary blondness
- Congenital implies existence at or from one's birth congenital blindness
- Inbred refers to qualities that are deeply ingrained by breeding an inbred love of learning
- Innate and inborn are often interchangeable, but innate has more extensive connotations, describing that which belongs to something as part of its nature or constitution, and inborn, the simpler term, more specifically suggesting qualities so much a part of one's nature as to seem to have been born in or with one inborn modesty
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