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inborn

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of inborn

  1. 1 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing <an inborn talent for dancing> Synonyms built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inherent, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, naturalRelated Words basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic

  2. 2 genetically passed or capable of being passed from parent to offspring <certain instincts are inborn in mice> Synonyms genetic (also genetical), heritable, hereditary, inheritable, inheritedRelated Words congenital, inbred, inherent, innate, native, naturalNear Antonyms acquiredAntonyms nonhereditary




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