inborn

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.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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

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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • inborn — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing from birth …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

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