Latent synonyms and antonyms

lāt'nt

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(Grammar) Referring to a verbal construction of form stating something is possible or probable.
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Not active but capable of renewed activity. Volcanoes that have erupted within historical times and are expected to erupt again are dormant.
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Being in a state of abeyance. [Mid 19th century.]
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Being in physical motion:
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The definition of quiescent is something or someone dormant or in a period of inactivity.
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
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Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
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Lagging behind others, especially in economic or social matters
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Not brought to realization; not made actual or real:
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Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing:
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Hung from above.
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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(Anatomy) Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.
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(Now rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.
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Taking precedence; prior:
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Inherent capacity for growth, development, or coming into existence.
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Having lost temporarily all or part of the power of sensation or motion, as a hibernating animal; dormant
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(Psychology) The latency period.
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Not active or tending to be active:
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(Idiomatic) In development; in the process of being made.
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Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
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Temporarily inactive.
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Having no pharmacologic, metabolic, or other physiological effect.
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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That has not been exposed
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(Law) No longer legally binding
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Receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return:
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Restricted in space.
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Not stated or conveyed:
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Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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Concealed; secret
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Not known, realized, or intended; not done, said, etc. on purpose
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Of, relating to, or involving inference.
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Capable of being but not yet in existence
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Lying uncovered inside; latent
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Not accessible to view; hidden:
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Operating in a hidden or confidential manner:
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(Bot.) Having no pedicel or peduncle; attached directly to the main stem, as the flower and leaves of a trillium plant
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Not seen or prepared for in advance
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Concealed or disguised as if with a veil:
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The condition of being deliquescent
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The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness.
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The definition of incubation is the process of keeping something at the right temperature and under the right conditions so it can develop.
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One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
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(Microbiology) When a cell is in a term of no growth and no division.
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A state of being quiet; rest; calmness
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Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious.
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Easy to see or understand; plain; evident
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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Readily understood; clear or obvious:
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Being in operation; live:
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Capitalized in shares of stock that can be traded on the open market:
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Of current interest or relevance:
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Occurring at an unspecified time in the future:
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Designating or of a type of film characterized by a fast-paced plot, a series of suspenseful confrontations, violent fight and chase scenes, etc.
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Show describes something related to a performance.
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Synonym Study

  • Quiescent implies a stopping of activity, usually only temporarily the raging sea had become quiescent
  • Dormant suggests a lack of visible activity, as of something asleep a dormant volcano
  • Potential applies to that which exists in an undeveloped state but which can be brought to development in the normal course of events a potential concert pianist
  • Latent applies to that which exists but is as yet concealed or unrevealed latent abilities
Find another word for latent. In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for latent, like: potential, dormant, abeyant, active, quiescent, suppressed, implied, inherent, undeveloped, unrealized and underdeveloped.