- naturally present at birth; innate.
Origin of inborn
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inbred, inherent, natural, native, congenital, inherited, hereditary. See innate.
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Examples from the Web for inborn
In fact, all tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.
All tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.
But Everard's training of him had suppressed all inborn vivacity.The Lion's Skin
Aunt Polly was, indeed, that inborn abhorrence of mine, a snuff-taker!
Familiarity may temper, but inborn human superstition is indestructible.The Golden Woman
His inborn sanity could not defend him from a misty creeping jealousy.Within the Tides
He must meet that truth with his own true stuff—with his own inborn strength.Heart of Darkness
- existing from birth; congenital; innate
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Word Origin and History for inborn
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Possessed by an organism at birth.
- Inherited or hereditary.
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