inborn


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in·born

 (ĭn′bôrn′)
adj.
Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience: "Flight is an inborn skill; young birds don't have to learn how" (Marie Read).

inborn

(ˈɪnˈbɔːn)
adj
existing from birth; congenital; innate

in•born

(ˈɪnˈbɔrn)

adj.
naturally present at birth; innate.
[before 1000]
syn: See innate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inborn - present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
nonheritable, noninheritable - not inheritable
2.inborn - normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
native - belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"

inborn

adjective natural, inherited, inherent, hereditary, instinctive, innate, intuitive, ingrained, congenital, inbred, native, immanent, in your blood, hard-wired, connate It is clear that the ability to smile is inborn.

inborn

adjective
1. Possessed at birth:
2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
Translations
فِطْري، طَبيعي
vrozený
medfødt
meîfæddur
iedzimts

inborn

[ˈɪnbɔːn] ADJ [ability, talent] → innato

inborn

[ˌɪnˈbɔːrn] adj [feeling, ability] → inné(e)

inborn

adjangeboren

inborn

[ˈɪnˈbɔːn] adj (feeling) → innato/a; (defect) → congenito/a

inborn

(ˈinˈboːn) adjective
natural; possessed by a person from birth. an inborn ability to paint.

in·born

a. innato-a, cualidad congénita.
References in classic literature ?
Another sort of quality is that in virtue of which, for example, we call men good boxers or runners, or healthy or sickly: in fact it includes all those terms which refer to inborn capacity or incapacity.
Of course, yacht racing is an organized pastime, a function of social idleness ministering to the vanity of certain wealthy inhabitants of these isles nearly as much as to their inborn love of the sea.
The word talent, by which they meant an inborn, almost physical, aptitude apart from brain and heart, and in which they tried to find an expression for all the artist had gained from life, recurred particularly often in their talk, as though it were necessary for them to sum up what they had no conception of, though they wanted to talk of it.
Their freedom of expression was at first incomprehensible to her, though she had no difficulty in reconciling it with a lofty chastity which in the Creole woman seems to be inborn and unmistakable.
Not that he fails in originality; only, the graces, inborn certainly, but so carefully educated, strike one more.
It had cost Adam a great deal of trouble and work in overhours to know what he knew over and above the secrets of his handicraft, and that acquaintance with mechanics and figures, and the nature of the materials he worked with, which was made easy to him by inborn inherited faculty--to get the mastery of his pen, and write a plain hand, to spell without any other mistakes than must in fairness be attributed to the unreasonable character of orthography rather than to any deficiency in the speller, and, moreover, to learn his musical notes and part-singing.
They seemed to be governed by that sort of tacit common-sense law which, say what they will of the inborn lawlessness of the human race, has its precepts graven on every breast.
The man's inborn hatred of a second or inferior place in anything stung him.
But Josie Pye, if deficient in some qualities that make for popularity, had at least a natural and inborn gift, duly cultivated, for walking board fences.
It is their inborn heritage to strive to devour, and to strive not to be devoured.
He must meet that truth with his own true stuff--with his own inborn strength.
And now Harris's contrary nature and inborn selfishness were striking manifested.