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Synonyms for congenital
kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tlcon·gen·i·tal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. congenital

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. congenital

    Synonyms:
    coeval, coetaneous, natural, inherent, innate, immanent, ingrained, incarnate, connate, ingenerate

    Antonyms:
    unnatural, uncongenial, acquired, habitual, extraneous, artificial, adscititious, adventitious, assumed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. congenital, inborn, innateadjective

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

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

    Antonyms:
    heritable, inheritable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. congenitaladjective

    Synonyms:
    connate, born at the same time

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "congenital":

    malformation, birth

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How to use congenital in a sentence?

  1. Shreya Prabhu:

    The benefit is, in congenital glaucoma, they can have severe vision loss if it is not treated early, the later it’s diagnosed, the more ground you’ve lost.

  2. Dennis Lo:

    If congenital adrenal hyperplasia is discovered early on in the pregnancy, the mother can take medication to suppress the production of male hormones, which would make it the first genetic disease ever to become treatable prenatally.

  3. Terry DuBrow:

    It’s a spinoff [ of the series ‘ Botched ’ ] … It’s the ‘ Botched ’ experience brought to people with congenital deformities or accident victims, we want people to know that the ‘ Botched ’ doctors with their ‘ Botched ’ experience and heart are applying these skills and sensibilities to people with congenital deformities. That is really what the show is about.

  4. Yalda Afshar:

    But those that have underlying congenital heart disease, those that have hypertension, those that have some of the risk factors we've addressed, need a team of people with different expertise coming together with the same goal.

  5. Somwail Rasla:

    There’s no reason such a young patient should have it, except as a congenital abnormality or medication induced.


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