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inborn

[in-bawrn] /ˈɪnˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
naturally present at birth; innate.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English inboren native, indigenous; see in-1, born
Synonyms
inbred, inherent, natural, native, congenital, inherited, hereditary. See innate.
Antonyms
acquired, learned.
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Examples from the web for inborn
  • But ultimately, intellectual skills are inborn in us.
  • The desire to please everything having eyes seems inborn in maidens.
  • Since capacity for empathy seems to be inborn, then perhaps empathy has a positive and negative expression.
  • True, there are inborn genetic errors and predispositions, it is all unfortunate and deserve funding and research.
  • New studies suggest that some aspects of human personality are inborn and resistant to change.
  • Rudy's inborn aggressiveness was channeled by his father, who bought him boxing gloves when he was two years old.
  • His inborn distrust of democracy was deepened by the postwar upheavals that finally sent him into banking.
  • Race is an inborn trait and a trait that is legally protected against discrimination.
  • Because, goes the argument, they have an inborn ability.
  • inborn errors of metabolism are rare genetic disorders in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy.
British Dictionary definitions for inborn

inborn

/ˈɪnˈbɔːn/
adjective
1.
existing from birth; congenital; innate
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Word Origin and History for inborn
adj.

Old English inboren "native to a place," from in "within" + boren "brought forth" (see born). Of qualities in a person, 1510s.

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inborn in Medicine

inborn in·born (ĭn'bôrn')
adj.

  1. Possessed by an organism at birth.

  2. Inherited or hereditary.

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