[in-heer-uh nt, -her-]
- existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering: an inherent distrust of strangers.
- Grammar. standing before a noun.
Origin of inherent
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1. innate, native, inbred, ingrained. See essential.
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Examples from the Web for inherently
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Her actions are not inherently contrary to the feminist movement.Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars
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Cartoon characters acting abhorrently is inherently shocking.Juvenile Misogynist Seth MacFarlane Is Not Funny
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And the partnership was so inherently right that within a month it was as if it had been always.Nightmare Planet
It is deceitful, fraudulent, inherently unworthy of trust and belief.Reconstruction in Philosophy
They are enterprising and industrious and their mode of thought is not inherently immoral.Indian Home Rule
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Now, why have they failed to work, and wherein are they inherently wrong and unscientific?Perpetual Motion
Was man then inherently depraved and prone to evil continually?Natural Man
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- existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
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Word Origin and History for inherently
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Occurring as a natural part or consequence.
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