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ˈleɪt ntla·tent

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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  1. latentadjective

    Synonyms:
    dormant

    Antonyms:
    patent

  2. latentadjective

    Existing or present but concealed or inactive.

    Synonyms:
    dormant

    Antonyms:
    patent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. latent

    Synonyms:
    invisible, inapparent, unobserved, hidden, concealed, undeveloped, implicit, potential, inherent, secret, occult

    Antonyms:
    visible, apparent, manifest, conspicuous, exposed, unconcealed, attentive, developed, explicit

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. latentadjective

    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

    "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent"

    Antonyms:
    active, existent, actual

  2. latentadjective

    (pathology) not presently active

    "latent infection"; "latent diabetes"

    Antonyms:
    existent, active, actual

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  1. delitescent

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. latentadjective

    Synonyms:
    concealed, hidden, secret, occult, veiled, unseen

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. latentadjective

    Synonyms:
    concealed, dormant, undeveloped, hidden

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How to use latent in a sentence?

  1. Mark Naison:

    Latent racism is becoming more open, because a lot of people are feeling threatened.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    These men - ..., the politicians, ... - use their position, their knowledge, and their power of disseminating misinformation to arouse and stimulate the latent instinct for bloodshed. When they have succeeded, they say they are reluctantly forced to war by the pressure of public opinion.

  3. Bryce Courtenay:

    The power of one is above all things The power to believe in yourself Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses.

  4. Frances Lee:

    The pressures are latent but it's not yet manifest in our politics, the thing to watch for is the extent to which politicians begin to question the fairness of the system. You need to see more of that before the system's legitimacy is in peril.

  5. Joerg Kraemer:

    This is a difficult basis for the rest of the legislature and poses at least a latent threat to the stability of the government.


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