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[kuh-nach-er-uh l, -nach-ruh l]
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  1. belonging to a person or thing by nature or from birth or origin; inborn.
  2. of the same or a similar nature.
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Origin of connatural

1585–95; < Medieval Latin connātūrālis, equivalent to Latin con- con- + nātūrālis natural
Related formscon·nat·u·ral·ly, adverbcon·nat·u·ral·i·ty, con·nat·u·ral·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Associated words: physiography, physiogony, connatural, connaturalness.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • In the fact of its being intuitive; that is, as Mr. Fowler says, "connatural," or "native to the human mind."

  • An admission that national "character" is not a connatural or fixed bias, but a simple function of variables.

  • They are not gifted with any connatural principle within them which renders them self-governing and self-adjusting.

  • Why then should a rational creature necessarily desire to transcend its own proper and connatural mode of intelligence?

British Dictionary definitions for connatural


  1. having a similar nature or origin
  2. congenital or innate; connate
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Derived Formsconnaturally, adverb
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