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Synonyms for intrinsic
ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪkin·trin·sic

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  1. intrinsicadjective

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

  2. intrinsicadjective

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

  3. intrinsicadjective

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intrinsic

    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:
    congenital, essential, immanent, inborn, inbred, indispensable, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inhering, innate, inseparable, internal, 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. intrinsic

    Synonyms:
    native, inherent, innate, genuine, immanent, natural, true, real, inward

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic, acquired, adventitious, borrowed, pretended, ascititious, external, added, assumed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrinsic, intrinsicaladjective

    belonging to a thing by its very nature

    "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

    Synonyms:
    intrinsical

    Antonyms:
    adventitious, extraneous, alien, external, foreign, adscititious, outside, extrinsic

  2. intrinsicadjective

    situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts

    "intrinsic muscles"

    Synonyms:
    intrinsical

    Antonyms:
    extraneous, external, outside, alien, foreign, adscititious, adventitious, extrinsic

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intrinsicadjective

    Synonyms:
    inherent, internal, inward, inborn, inbred, native, natural, ingrained, not extrinsic

  2. intrinsicadjective

    Synonyms:
    real, genuine, true, essential

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intrinsicadjective

    Synonyms:
    inherent, innate, real, genuine

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intrinsic":

    inherent, inherently, built-in, in-built, inbuilt, innate, integral

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How to use intrinsic in a sentence?

  1. Matt Winans:

    Adam Burbach wanted to know exactly what we did bring it back, both [ Tab and Surge ] are retro, both have cemented themselves as pop culture icons, both have that intrinsic cult following.

  2. Felix Frankfurter:

    The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.

  3. The FCA:

    Consumers should be cautious when investing in such cryptoassets and should ensure they understand and can bear the risks involved with assets that have no intrinsic value.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Self-centric is mentally sick who has an intrinsic tendency to stick often own pic within online posts & thoughts as he loves to have likes from others on his looks only

  5. Kumar Dharmarajan:

    It is premature to conclude that factors intrinsic to the hospital on weekends like reduced staffing or the increased number of covering providers are primarily responsible for the greater number of hospital-acquired conditions among weekend admissions, it is not clear that the weekend is a less safe time for patients.


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