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Antonyms for innate
ɪˈneɪt, ˈɪn eɪtin·nate

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  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

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  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. innateadjective

    Synonyms:
    inborn, inherent, native

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD5.0 / 1 vote

  1. innate

    Synonyms:
    Innate intelligence

How to use innate in a sentence?

  1. Rick Perry:

    I was always intrigued with economic development and an economic climate that frees people, it was innate, something I derived from watching people I admired like my father, and it wasn't something I read or studied in school.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    By finding out the things we don’t know, we reassess our innate convictions and master our mind-set. As we take time to review the issues in a balanced way, we can restfully remain mindful. ("Looking for the unexpected" )

  3. Jim Harter:

    If you really enjoy managing, you have an innate love of investing in others, you can build long-term relationships and a [ professional ] reputation off of that.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    The master of any craft is first a master of self, cooperating with innate intelligence within.

  5. Matthew McConaughey:

    Look, I want them to do whatever it is they're fashioned to do, whatever they have an innate ability to do, and are willing to put in the work to get better at it. Whatever that is, I want them to do that. If that becomes something in the industry that I'm in? Bravo. I've met some of the most wonderful people in my life in my industry, I love what I do. Everybody on a set of a film or a TV show has to be great at their particular job for it to work.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1642external
#4775stupid
#4833casual
#7868subsidiary
#8668supplemental
#11733accidental
#12548transient
#13621incidental
#16784outward
#19703superficial
#25535innate
#35699superfluous
#37914superimposed
#44272extrinsic
#52578unconnected
#71442fortuitous
#82824heritable
#104497unintelligent
#110135inheritable

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