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Existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth
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  1. Existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth
  2. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
  3. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent:
Existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; intrinsic; innate; basic
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  1. Existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; intrinsic; innate; basic
  2. Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
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  1. Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
  2. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
  3. Hereditary; inherited
Produced by inbreeding.
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  1. Produced by inbreeding.
  2. Resulting from narrow or limited associations
  3. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated:
Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated:
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  1. Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated:
  2. Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
  3. Firmly fixed or established
Having a design that has been worked or woven in
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  1. Having a design that has been worked or woven in
  2. Having a decorative pattern worked or woven in.
  3. Closely blended with other things
Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
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  1. Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
  2. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences:
  3. (Usage Problem) Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate:
(Physics) Designating or of a fundamental
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  1. (Physics) Designating or of a fundamental
  2. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
  3. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
(Law) Capable of being inherited.
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  1. (Law) Capable of being inherited.
  2. Descending from an ancestor to a legal heir; passing down by inheritance.
  3. Being such or possessed by reason of birth:
Fundamentally important or necessary:
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  1. Fundamentally important or necessary:
  2. (Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
  3. (Medicine) Relating to or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind.
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  1. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind.
  2. Relating to a legal or political constitution.
  3. Of or relating to a constitution:
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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  1. Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
  2. Of or characteristic of aborigines
  3. Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous
Relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
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  1. Relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
  2. Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America.
  3. Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
Constantly present in a particular region: said of a disease that is generally under control
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  1. Constantly present in a particular region: said of a disease that is generally under control
  2. Native to or limited to a certain region:
  3. Relating to a disease or pathogen that is found in or confined to a particular location, region, or people. Malaria, for example, is endemic to tropical regions.
Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
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  1. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
  2. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
  3. Preceding all others in time; first:
Belonging to a place by birth.
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  1. Belonging to a place by birth.
Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous:
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  1. Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous:
  2. (Ecology) Native to or produced within a system:
From which others are derived; fundamental; elemental; basic
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  1. From which others are derived; fundamental; elemental; basic
  2. (Linguis.) Having as its fundamental form a base or other element that cannot be broken down
  3. Not derived from anything else; basic or original:
Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial
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  1. Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial
  2. Belonging to the first or earliest age or ages; original or ancient:
Of or relating to a nonindustrial, often tribal culture, especially one that is characterized by an absence of literacy and a low level of economic or technological complexity:
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  1. Of or relating to a nonindustrial, often tribal culture, especially one that is characterized by an absence of literacy and a low level of economic or technological complexity:
  2. (Linguistics) Serving as the basis for derived or inflected forms:
  3. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
Native to or commonly spoken by the members of a particular country or region.
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  1. Native to or commonly spoken by the members of a particular country or region.
  2. Using the native language of a region, especially as distinct from the literary language:
  3. Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles.
Pertaining to the internal affairs or products of a country; relating to matters of the family. Pertaining to the internal affairs or products of a country; relating to matters of the family.
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  1. Pertaining to the internal affairs or products of a country; relating to matters of the family. Pertaining to the internal affairs or products of a country; relating to matters of the family.
  2. Fond of home life and household affairs.
  3. Made or produced in the home country; native
Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area:
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  1. Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area:
  2. Of or affecting a specific part of the body:
  3. Not broad or general; not widespread:
(Australia) Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
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  1. (Australia) Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
  2. Of or characteristic of a form of a language that is distributed in identifiable geographic areas and differs in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary from the standard form.
  3. Of some particular region, district, etc.; local; sectional
Originating in or characteristic of a locality:
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  1. Originating in or characteristic of a locality:
  2. Produced, developed, or appearing within a given area; native
  3. Grown at home or for local consumption
A city of northeast Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean north of Recife. Founded in the late 1590s, it grew rapidly in World War II as a base for flights connecting with Africa.
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  1. A city of northeast Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean north of Recife. Founded in the late 1590s, it grew rapidly in World War II as a base for flights connecting with Africa.
  2. Of or associated with the time or place of one's birth:
  3. A region of southeast Africa on the Indian Ocean. Originally home to Zulus and other Bantu peoples, the region was sighted by Vasco da Gama in 1497 and settled by British traders in 1823 and by the Boers after 1836. Annexed by the British to Cape Colony in 1843, Natal became a separate colony after 1856 and a founding province of South Africa in 1910.
An aborigine.
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  1. An aborigine.
  2. An animal or plant native to a region. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  3. An aboriginal animal, plant, or person
Any indigenous animal or plant
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  1. Any indigenous animal or plant
  2. Any of the earliest known inhabitants of a place; aborigine
  3. One that originated or was formed where it is found, especially a rock formation that has not been displaced.
(Linguistics) A word or word element from which another word is derived by morphological or historical processes or from which inflected forms are derived.
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  1. (Linguistics) A word or word element from which another word is derived by morphological or historical processes or from which inflected forms are derived.
  2. Having evolved very little from an early type. Lampreys and sturgeon are primitive fishes.
  3. Relating to an early or original stage.
The peoples of the classical nations of antiquity.
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  1. The peoples of the classical nations of antiquity.
  2. The ancient Greek and Roman authors.
  3. A person who lived in ancient times
A male member of a tribe.
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  1. A male member of a tribe.
  2. A member of a tribal people.
  3. A man who is a member of one's own tribe.
A fierce, brutal person
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  1. A fierce, brutal person
  2. A member of a people regarded as primitive, uncivilized, brutal, or fierce.
  3. A member of a preliterate culture, often having a tribal way of life
For purpose of federal diversity of citizenship lawsuits, a corporation that is incorporated or has its principal place of business in a state, or an alien granted permanent residence in the United States and residing in a state, is a citizen of that state.
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  1. For purpose of federal diversity of citizenship lawsuits, a corporation that is incorporated or has its principal place of business in a state, or an alien granted permanent residence in the United States and residing in a state, is a citizen of that state.
  2. A civilian, as distinguished from a person in military service, from a policeman, etc.
  3. A person who, due to place of birth, naturalization, or other reasons (for example, citizenship of parents) is a member of a political community or of a civil state, such as a country or state, and is entitled to all the civil rights and protections thereof and owes allegiance to its government. See also naturalization and resident.
One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident:
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  1. One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident:
  2. A person or animal that inhabits some specified region, dwelling, etc.; permanent resident
A native or indigenous person, animal, or plant
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  1. A native or indigenous person, animal, or plant
A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached:
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  1. A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached:
  2. A local chapter or branch of an organization, especially of a labor union.
  3. A local anesthetic.
Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
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  1. Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
  2. Existing as such at birth
  3. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences:
Being such or possessed by reason of birth:
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  1. Being such or possessed by reason of birth:
  2. (Law) Capable of being inherited.
  3. Transmitted or capable of being transmitted genetically from parent to offspring:
Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
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  1. Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
  2. Innate, possessed by an organism at birth
  3. Hereditary; inherited
(Bot.) Borne at the apex of the support, as an anther
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  1. (Bot.) Borne at the apex of the support, as an anther
  2. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent:
  3. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
Made as part of the structure; not detachable
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  1. Made as part of the structure; not detachable
  2. Of an included feature that normally comes as an extra
  3. Forming a permanent or essential element or quality:
Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
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  1. Existing at or before birth, as a defect or medical condition.
  2. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences:
  3. (Usage Problem) Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate:
Innate; inborn.
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  1. Innate; inborn.
  2. Related or similar in nature; cognate.
  3. Inborn; inherent; natural
Of or relating to a constitution:
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  1. Of or relating to a constitution:
  2. Conforming to a legal or political constitution.
  3. Relating to a legal or political constitution.
Basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal
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  1. Basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal
  2. Of such character as to resemble a force of nature in power or effect:
  3. Of or like natural forces; characteristic of the physical universe
  1. Innate, possessed by an organism at birth
  2. Present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired
  3. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
Resulting from physical inbreeding
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  1. Resulting from physical inbreeding
  2. Resulting from narrow or limited associations
  3. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated:
Relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
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  1. Relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
  2. Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America.
  3. Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
Dwelling or residing within.
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  1. Dwelling or residing within.
  2. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
  3. Existing as an inner principle; inherent
Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated:
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  1. Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated:
  2. Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
  3. Firmly fixed or established
Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
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  1. Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
  2. Existing in someone or something as a natural and inseparable quality, characteristic, or right; intrinsic; innate; basic
Existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth
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  1. Existing naturally rather than acquired; that seems to have been in one from birth
  2. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent:
  3. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience:
(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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  1. (Anatomy) Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.
  2. Belonging to the real nature of a thing; not dependent on external circumstances; essential; inherent
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
  3. (--- Biology) Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned:
Having to do with the home or housekeeping; of the house or family
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  1. Having to do with the home or housekeeping; of the house or family
  2. Made or produced in the home country; native
  3. Fond of home life and household affairs.
Of or at the center of activity or operations
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  1. Of or at the center of activity or operations
  2. Made as by or as for members of the family
  3. Of or relating to a home, especially to one's household or house:
Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic:
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  1. Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic:
  2. (--- Anat.) Situated toward the inside of the body or closer to its center
  3. Of or relating to the domestic affairs of a nation, group, or business.
Devoted to one's own nation or its interests; patriotic.
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  1. Devoted to one's own nation or its interests; patriotic.
  2. Established, maintained, or owned by the federal government
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a nation:
Having existed in a region from the beginning:
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  1. Having existed in a region from the beginning:
  2. Of or characteristic of aborigines
  3. Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia.
Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous:
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  1. Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous:
  2. (Ecology) Native to or produced within a system:
Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. The giant sequoia is endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
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  1. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. The giant sequoia is endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
  2. Prevalent in a particular locality, region, or population:
  3. Native only to a particular locality or region:
Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America.
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  1. Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America.
  2. Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
  3. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
  3. (--- Biology) Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned:
Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
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  1. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
  2. Being in a natural state:
  3. Not refined, polished, or prepared; natural, crude, etc.
Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
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  1. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
  2. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
  3. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
Wild, uncontrolled, especially of animals not domesticated or trained to human contact.
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  1. Wild, uncontrolled, especially of animals not domesticated or trained to human contact.
Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
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  1. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
  2. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious:
  3. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed:
Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
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  1. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
  2. Being in an unrefined or natural state:
  3. In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
Not finished, covered, or coated:
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  1. Not finished, covered, or coated:
  2. Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis:
  3. Inexperienced or untrained:

Synonym Study

  • Endemic , applied esp. to plants and diseases, implies prevalence in or restriction to a particular region typhus is endemic in some tropical areas
  • Aboriginal applies to the earliest known inhabitants (or, rarely, animals or plants) of a region the Indians are the aboriginal Americans
  • Indigenous , which also suggests natural origin in a particular region, is applied to races or species rather than to individuals the potato is indigenous to South America
  • Native applies to a person born, or thing originating, in a certain place or country a native New Yorker, native fruits
Find another word for native. In this page you can discover 105 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for native, like: innate, inherent, inborn, inbred, ingrained, inwrought, congenital, fundamental, implanted, hereditary and inherited.