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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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