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Antonyms for innate
ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪtin·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innate

    Inherent signifies permanently united as an element or original quality, naturally existent or incorporated in something so as to have become an integral part. Immanent is a philosophic word, to denote that which dwells in or pervades any substance or spirit without necessarily being a part of it, and without reference to any working out (compare SUBJECTIVE). That which is inherent is an inseparable part of that in which it inheres, and is usually thought of with reference to some outworking or effect; as, an inherent difficulty. God is said to be immanent (not inherent) in the universe. Frequently intrinsic and inherent can be interchanged, but inherent applies to qualities, while intrinsic applies to essence, so that to speak of intrinsic excellence conveys higher praise than if we say inherent excellence. Inherent and intrinsic may be said of persons or things; congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, apply to living beings. Congenital is frequent in medical and legal use with special application to defects; as, congenital idiocy. Innate and inborn are almost identical, but innate is preferred in philosophic use, as when we speak of innate ideas; that which is inborn, congenital, or innate may be original with the individual, but that which is inbred is inherited. Ingrained signifies dyed in the grain, and denotes that which is deeply wrought into substance or character.

    Antonyms:
    accidental, casual, external, extrinsic, fortuitous, incidental, outward, subsidiary, superadded, superficial, superfluous, superimposed, supplemental, transient, unconnected

    Synonyms:
    congenital, essential, immanent, inborn, inbred, indispensable, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inhering, inseparable, internal, intrinsic, inwrought, native, natural, subjective

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconditioned, innate, unlearnedadjective

    not established by conditioning or learning

    "an unconditioned reflex"

    Antonyms:
    stupid, unintelligent, inheritable, heritable

    Synonyms:
    born(p), unconditional, natural, inborn, congenital, unlettered, unlearned, ignorant, unconditioned, nescient, innate(p)

  2. natural, born(p), innate(p)adjective

    being talented through inherited qualities

    "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"

    Antonyms:
    unintelligent, stupid, inheritable, heritable

  3. congenital, inborn, innateadjective

    present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

    Antonyms:
    inheritable, unintelligent, stupid, heritable

    Synonyms:
    born(p), natural, inborn, congenital, unlearned, connatural, unconditioned, inbred, innate(p)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. innateadjective

    Synonyms:
    inborn, inherent, native

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. innate

    Synonyms:
    Innate intelligence

How to use innate in a sentence?

  1. Lindsey Wander:

    Promote your children’s effort rather than talent, for instance, praise how they approached the challenge and how hard they worked, not just their grades and scores. This helps to build their innate self of self-worth.

  2. Marty Mosby:

    There isn't a lot of innate strength that would indicate there's an acceleration in the economy, and since the money center banks have mostly reported by now, it could be the good news is behind us.

  3. Christopher Chang:

    What we do is expose the value proposition to them such that it outweighs what they perceive as the risks, it’s no different from you getting up in the morning and getting in a car, bus or subway and going to work and understanding that there is an innate risk in doing so. It’s not our job to basically tell you what you think is risky or not.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

  5. Henry Hon:

    The oneness in Jesus Christ crosses all boundaries and separations. Anyone with the faith of Jesus Christ can immediately enjoy the innate oneness with another who has the faith of Jesus, regardless of differing political or doctrinal views.”

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#11733accidental
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#16784outward
#19703superficial
#25535innate
#35699superfluous
#37914superimposed
#44272extrinsic
#52578unconnected
#71442fortuitous
#82824heritable
#104497unintelligent
#110135inheritable

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