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Synonyms for internal
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. internal(adj)

    happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface

    "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"

    inner, national, intragroup, interior(a), intimate, interior, home(a)

    extrinsic, extramural, outside, outer, foreign, outward, external

  2. internal, intragroup(adj)

    occurring within an institution or community

    "intragroup squabbling within the corporation"

    home(a), intragroup, national, intimate, interior(a), interior, inner

    external, extramural, outside, outer, foreign, extrinsic, outward

  3. home(a), interior(a), internal, national(adj)

    inside the country

    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"

    outer, extramural, foreign, external, outward, extrinsic, outside

  4. inner, interior, internal(adj)

    located inward

    "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

    upcountry, inside, home(a), intragroup, inner(a), midland, national, intimate, privileged, interior(a), interior, inner

    outside, extramural, extrinsic, external, foreign, outer, outward

  5. inner, internal, intimate(adj)

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

    national, interior, informal, sexual, privileged, cozy, versed, inner(a), intragroup, inside, familiar, inner, intimate, knowledgeable, interior(a), home(a)

    extrinsic, extramural, outer, foreign, outside, external, outward


  1. internal(adjective)

    interne, inner, intern, inly, interior

    exterior, external

  2. internal(adjective)

    inside of something

    We saw the internal compartments

    inner, interne, intern, interior, inly

    external, exterior

  3. internal(adjective)

    within the body

    Her bleeding was internal

    intern, inner, interior, interne, inly

    exterior, external

  4. internal(adjective)

    concerned with the domestic affairs of a nation, state or other political community.

    The nation suffered from internal conflicts

    inly, interior, interne, inner, intern

    exterior, external

  5. internal(adjective)

    concerned with the non-public affairs of a company or other organisation

    An internal investigation was conducted

    inner, inly, interior, interne, intern

    external, exterior

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. internal

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. internal

    inner, interior, inside

    outer, exterior, outside

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. internal(a.)

    interior, inner, inward, not outward, not external

  2. internal(a.)

    spiritual, not literal

  3. internal(a.)

    intrinsic, real, genuine, true

  4. internal(a.)

    domestic, not foreign

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. internal(a)

    inward, interior, inside, inner, esoteric, intrinsic, inherent

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  1. Holger Kunze:

    The bottom line is, let's save the European Union, that's the first priority. Let's see that the UK stays as close as possible to the internal market, but this cannot be achieved at any price.

  2. Sergei Bainetov:

    Retrieving the information and a read out of flight data ... has proven to be impossible because of internal damage.

  3. Mahmoud Mustafa:

    We are increasingly seeing what we call multiple-trauma injuries because of the bombs and the heavy weapons they are using. There are large burn cases, lots of amputations, and internal traumas.

  4. Abraham Maslow:

    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.

  5. The NYPD:

    The incident is under review and the allegations have been referred to our Internal Affairs Bureau, additionally, this individual was arrested with two others for assaulting another identified person with a cane.

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