inborn

  • 1 Inborn — In born , a. Born in or with; implanted by nature; innate; congenital; as, inborn passions. Cowper. Syn: Innate; inherent; congenital; natural …

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  • 2 inborn — index born (innate), hereditary, ingrained, inherent, innate, natural, organic Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 3 inborn — (adj.) O.E. inboren native to a place, from IN (Cf. in) within + boren brought forth (see BORN (Cf. born)). Of qualities in a person, 1510s …

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  • 4 inborn — innate, congenital, hereditary, inherited, inbred Analogous words: inherent, intrinsic, constitutional, essential: natural, normal, *regular, typical: *native, indigenous Antonyms: acquired …

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  • 5 inborn — / inbred [adj] coming from birth; natural congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep seated, essential, hereditary, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingenerate, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive, intrinsic, intuitive,… …

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  • 6 inborn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing from birth …

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  • 7 inborn — [in′bôrn΄] adj. [OE inboren] 1. present in the organism at birth; innate; not acquired 2. hereditary; inherited SYN. INNATE …

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  • 8 inborn — in|born [ˌınˈbo:n US o:rn] adj an inborn quality or ability is one you have had naturally since birth ▪ Mammals have an inborn fear of snakes. ▪ Good taste is inborn and cannot be learned …

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  • 9 inborn — [[t]ɪ̱nbɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Inborn qualities are natural ones which you are born with. He had an inborn talent for languages... It is clear that the ability to smile is inborn. Syn: innate, inbred …

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  • 10 inborn — Initiated during development in utero. In the specific context of i. error of metabolism, it connotes a genetic disruption of an enzyme. See i. errors of metabolism, under error. SYN: innate. * * * in·born in bȯ(ə)rn adj …

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  • 11 inborn — in|born [ ın bɔrn ] adjective something that is inborn has existed in you since you were born: INNATE: our inborn instinct for survival …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 inborn — adjective an inborn quality or ability is one that you have had naturally since birth: Lincoln had an inborn sense of the truth …

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  • 13 inborn — UK [ˌɪnˈbɔː(r)n] / US [ɪnˈbɔrn] adjective something that is inborn has existed in you since you were born our inborn instinct for survival …

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  • 14 inborn — adj. Inborn is used with these nouns: ↑talent …

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  • 15 inborn — adjective inborn allergic reactions Syn: innate, congenital, connate, instinctive, inherent, natural, inbred, inherited, hereditary, in one s genes See note at inherent …

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  • 16 inborn — [ˌɪnˈbɔːn] adj something that is inborn has existed in you since you were born Syn: innate …

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  • 17 inborn — adjective Date: 1513 1. present from or as if from birth 2. hereditary, inherited Synonyms: see innate …

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  • 18 inborn — /in bawrn /, adj. naturally present at birth; innate. [bef. 1000; ME; OE inboren native, indigenous; see IN 1, BORN] Syn. inbred, inherent, natural, native, congenital, inherited, hereditary. See innate. Ant. acquired, learned. * * * …

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  • 19 inborn — adjective a) innate, possessed by an organism at birth b) inherited or hereditary …

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  • 20 inborn — Synonyms and related words: atavistic, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, deep rooted, deep seated, genetic, hereditary, in the blood, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, inherited,… …

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