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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 of native aboriginal, autochthonous, born, domestic, endemic, indigenous Words Related to native local, regional; original Near Antonyms of native imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrant Antonyms of native 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 of native crude, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreatedWords Related to native undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms of native filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms of native 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 of native built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, inherent, naturalWords Related to native basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms of native alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms of native adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic

Synonym Discussion of native

native, indigenous, endemic, aboriginal mean belonging to a locality. native implies birth or origin in a place or region and may suggest compatibility with it.
    • native tribal customs
indigenous applies to that which is not only native but which, as far as can be determined, has never been introduced or brought from elsewhere.
    • indigenous plants
endemic implies being peculiar to a region.
    • a disease endemic in Africa
aboriginal implies having no known others preceding in occupancy of a particular region.
    • the aboriginal peoples of Australia

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 of native local, localite, townie (or towny), year-rounder Words Related to native denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, occupant, resident, resider Near Antonyms of native 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 of native aboriginal, autochthon, indigene (also indigen), aborigineWords Related to native primitiveNear Antonyms of native alien, foreignerAntonyms of native nonnative



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