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 (kə-năch′ər-əl, kŏ-)
1. Innate; inborn.
2. Related or similar in nature; cognate.

[Medieval Latin connātūrālis : Latin com-, com- + Latin nātūrālis, by birth; see natural.]

con·nat′u·ral′i·ty (-ə-răl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
con·nat′u·ral·ness n.


1. having a similar nature or origin
2. congenital or innate; connate
conˈnaturally adv


(kəˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl)

1. belonging to one by nature or from birth or origin; inborn.
2. of the same or a similar nature.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin connātūrālis= Latin con- con- + nātūrālis natural]
con•nat′u•ral•ly, adv.
con•nat`u•ral′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.connatural - similar in nature; "and mix with our connatural dust"- John Milton
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
2.connatural - normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
native - belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"


1. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
2. Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin:
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Methinks I feel new strength within me rise, Wings growing, and Dominion giv'n me large Beyond this Deep; whatever drawes me on, Or sympathie, or som connatural force Powerful at greatest distance to unite With secret amity things of like kinde By secretest conveyance.
In additional next possibility for staffdevelopment could be also connatural management which is linked with motivation (Kolenak et al.
Then, what about the connatural markings on the surface of the pot?
Curial offices and their leaders have also for far too long acted as if each of them was a connatural extension of papal infallibility One official told me recently that he was shocked after he drew up documents for the appointment of a new bishop and his boss, with all seriousness, said, "Congratulations, you've made your first bishop.
37) Maritain, who argues that we have inalienable rights, (38) nonetheless follows Aquinas in arguing that natural right is the specification, in a given circumstance, of the just man's connatural disposition to do the right thing, that is, render to each his natural due.
For example, in one place B1 states that the state of war "is connatural to the State of Nature but accidentall a Disease & disorder" (86v).
And if the society does contribute to personal and continuous development by guiding against a person's own stupidities and incipient indignities, and supplying proper opportunities and protective leadership for his/her connatural and unimpeded self-development, then it is only necessary and wise for the individual to contribute and ensure the continuous increase of the value and the dignity of the society so that the society will continue to provide for the individual the needed leadership and guidance for continued human flourishing.
Como veniamos arguyendo, sospecho que detras del impulso de marcar la nulidad conceptual de los generos que el campo literario utilizo para demarcar su sentido y su autoridad--porque mas alla de una arbitraria decision de romper el parrafo en versos, o de juntar los versos en parrafos, aumentar unas palabras aqui, eliminar unos articulos alla, poco diferencia a un texto de otro--se encuentra la necesidad de senalar la artificialidad (el arte: la tecnica) del efecto poetico, de lo lirico, y lo hace a traves de la explicitacion de un medio que en terminos laxos se lo entiende como connatural al ser humano: el lenguaje.
The experience of pain puts us face to face with our inability to rule the limits of being, but we experience this condition as not connatural to our true being, as something that we should be able to overcome, although we realize that we do not have the resources to be successful.
forms are necessary to explain the return of a thing to its connatural state after being extrinsically affected;
Like Poetic Knowledge, the 'Poetry' common to artist and audience is an intuitive, nonconceptual, affective, connatural form of knowledge ordered to joy and delight.
This procedure makes available to him all the magical resources invoked by the Romantics for using particular emotions as immediate windows onto Being, as techniques of connatural union with reality.