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native

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of native

  1. 1 belonging to a particular place by birth or origin <though she now lived in the Northeast, she was a native Midwesterner> Synonyms aboriginal, autochthonous, born, domestic, endemic, indigenous Related Words local, regional; original Near Antonyms imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrant Antonyms nonindigenous, nonnative

  2. 2 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining <diamonds in their native state are not the bright, flashy gems that one might imagine> Synonyms crude, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreatedRelated Words undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms dressed, processed, refined, treated

  3. 3 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing <a native energy and ambition that would allow him to rise above his humble beginnings> Synonyms built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, inherent, 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




native

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of native

  1. 1 a usually longtime resident of a locality <the natives seem to resent the summer tourists even though they depend upon them for their livelihood> Synonyms local, localite, townie (or towny), year-rounder Related Words denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, occupant, resident, resider Near Antonyms excursionist, sightseer, traveler (or traveller); holidayer, vacationer, vacationist

  2. 2 a member of the first race to inhabit a region <to the missionaries, the religious beliefs of the natives were nothing more than superstitions that called for complete obliteration> Synonyms aboriginal, autochthon, indigene (also indigen), aborigineRelated Words primitiveNear Antonyms alien, foreignerAntonyms nonnative




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