Definition of congenital
- congenital deafness
- congenital fear of snakes
- congenital syphilis
- a congenital liar
The irregularity in my backbone is probably congenital.
a congenital liar who couldn't speak the truth if his life depended on it
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: existing since birth
: naturally having a specified character
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