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Synonyms for intrinsic
ɪnˈtrɪn sɪk, -zɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrinsic, intrinsical(adj)

    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. intrinsic(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. intrinsic(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

  2. intrinsic(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

  3. intrinsic(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intrinsic(a.)

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

  2. intrinsic(a.)

    Synonyms:
    real, genuine, true, essential

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intrinsic(a)

    Synonyms:
    inherent, innate, real, genuine

    Antonyms:
    extrinsic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use intrinsic in a sentence?

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Only once in a while you become aware of your intrinsic nature, with sudden bursts of empty spaces, without any effort on your part, you come home, rejoice every breath so deep and so soothing, you relax, unfocused, you skip into timelessness. This is the greatest mystery, the greatest gift of existence, without any identification to your senses, no clutches of your old patterns of mind. Few Glimpses of Heaven on the earth! I have experienced, have you?

  2. Chief Executive Greg Hayes:

    There is such a disconnect between the trading price and the intrinsic value that we find that doing share buyback is the best M&A that we can do in the short run.

  3. LaDawnna Burnett, (1975-), Letters on Ethics:

    Shame is that intrinsic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.

  4. Andreas Mundt:

    The competitive connection is particularly strong from our point of view, because data are intrinsic to the business model, the entire business model relies ultimately on access to data and the reach of these platforms.

  5. Paul Evans:

    The current situation is seeing a devaluation of the brand equity that many of Australia’s winemakers have built up over a long period of time, it’s going to be very hard for consumers to go back to pricing that’s more relative to the intrinsic value of the quality of that wine they’re consuming.


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