Examples of innate in a Sentence
- … the delays innate in both serial and book publication … —Walter Rundell, American Association of University Professors Bulletin, September 1971
- … the materials for conflict are innate to social life. —Richard Sennett, Psychology Today, November 1970
- The faculty for myth is innate in the human race. —W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919
She has an innate sense of rhythm.
the innate problems of wireless communication
Recent Examples of innate from the Web
The students from wealthier backgrounds were much more likely to attribute the inequities to innate talent or hard work than their less financially fortunate peers.
As Sarah Gibbens reports for National Geographic, a new study shows that even babies get stressed at the sight of spiders and snakes, suggesting that our aversion to these creepy crawlies could be innate.
Still, that stark juxtaposition of her innate talent and a system designed to stifle it – or at least hide it — remains heartbreaking to contemplate.
Who doesn't want to believe that motherhood is innate?
After hair school and a year-long stint at Toni & Guy, Bodt quickly transitioned from small town girl to a big deal in the Big Apple — quickly rising through the ranks thanks to her innate talent and willingness to take on a challenge.
So much of the process, from standing tree to a finished bat that’s going to be swung in a World Series game, is about eye and human intuition and an innate understanding of the properties of this remarkable wood.
With an innate sense of wisdom and entrepreneurship, Shunnarah has become an expert in his ability to grow a business and serve others in the process.
Evidence suggests we’re all born with some innate sense of morality and fairness, which makes us sensitive to the distress of others, Pizarro said.
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Synonymsbuilt-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, integral, intrinsic, native, natural
Antonymsadventitious, extraneous, extrinsic
Related Wordsbasic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typical
Near Antonymsalien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, external
Synonym Discussion of innate
- an innate sense of fair play
- her inborn love of nature
- inbred political loyalties
- a congenital heart murmur
- eye color is hereditary
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