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latent

Synonyms and Antonyms of latent

not being in a state of use, activity, or employment

  • he has a latent talent for acting that he hasnʼt had a chance to express yet
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at rest, on the shelf, out of commission

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latent, dormant, quiescent, potential mean not now showing signs of activity or existence. latent applies to a power or quality that has not yet come forth but may emerge and develop.
    • a latent desire for success
dormant suggests the inactivity of something (such as a feeling or power) as though sleeping.
    • their passion had lain dormant
quiescent suggests a usually temporary cessation of activity.
    • the disease was quiescent
potential applies to what does not yet have existence or effect but is likely soon to have.
    • a potential disaster


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