[kuh-nach-er-uh l, -nach-ruh l]
- belonging to a person or thing by nature or from birth or origin; inborn.
- of the same or a similar nature.
Origin of connatural
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Examples from the Web for connatural
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."The Philosophy of Natural Theology
An admission that national "character" is not a connatural or fixed bias, but a simple function of variables.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
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?
- having a similar nature or origin
- congenital or innate; connate
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