Innate synonyms and antonyms

ĭ-nāt', ĭn'āt'

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Simple; natural; free from affectation
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Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
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Belonging to the real nature of a thing; not dependent on external circumstances; essential; inherent
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(Medicine) Developed postfetally; not congenital.
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Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
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Obtained via an inheritance
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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Of a behavior, not learned; innate.
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Having title, right, etc. by inheritance
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(Genetics) describing a strain produced through successive generations of inbreeding resulting in a population of genetically identical individuals which are homozygous at all genetic loci.
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Resulting or arising:
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Existing as if inborn; inherent
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Developing from within; originating internally
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The definition of essential is completely necessary or part of the basic nature of something.
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(Pathology) Of, relating to, or designating a disease or condition having no known cause.
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Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct:
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Inside of something
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The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
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A nisus.
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Generous giving, as from a patron
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Acquired by learning or experience:
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Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
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Of an included feature that normally comes as an extra
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Innate; inborn.
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Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution:
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Being an essential or basic part or parts
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Innate; inherent; inborn
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Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
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Possessed at birth
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Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual
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Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
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Synonym Study

  • 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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