(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. native, innate, inbred, inherent. See intrinsic.Ant., learned.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. essential, intrinsic, innate, inbred; see inherent , native 1 .
See Synonym Study at innate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
innate, inbred, congenital, natural, indigenous, inherent, inherited, native, in the genes, in the blood.
ANT.: acquired, learned
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Possessed at birth: congenital, hereditary, inherited, innate, native. See BE, NATIVE. 2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual: built-in, congenital, connatural, constitutional, elemental, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingrained, inherent, innate, intrinsic, native, natural. See BE, NATIVE, START.

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