connaturalness


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con·nat·u·ral

 (kə-năch′ər-əl, kŏ-)
adj.
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.
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The good is the proper object of love because it "implies a certain connaturalness or complacency of the lover for the thing loved." Further, the good is apprehended and known, either by sight arousing desire in the sensitive appetite, or by spiritual beauty or goodness arousing desire in the intellective appetite.