inherent

inherent, ingrained, intrinsic, essential, constitutional mean being a part, element, or quality of a thing's internal character or inmost being.
Something is inherent which is so deeply infixed in a thing that it is apparently part of its very nature or essence
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certain inherent and indestructible qualities of the human mind— Wordsworth

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is the inferiority of the modern to the ancient languages, as a means of mental discipline, inherent in these tongues, or does it arise from causes that can be overcome?— Grandgent

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Something is ingrained which seems to be wrought into the fiber or texture of a person's being
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ingrained prejudice

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attributable rather to the ingrained law- abidingness of the people than to the perfection of the Paris police system— Brownell

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her deeply ingrained habit of never letting herself go— H. G. Wells

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Something is intrinsic which belongs to or is a property of a thing itself, as considered apart from all the external relations, connections, or conditions that affect its usefulness, value, or significance
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when the subject has no intrinsic dignity, it must necessarily owe its attractions to artificial embellishments— Johnson

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the knowledge of geographical facts is useful, but without intrinsic intellectual value— Russell

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Something is essential (see also ESSENTIAL 2 , NEEDFUL) which is an element of a thing's essence and therefore indissolubly involved in its very nature or being
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certain essential differences between verse and prose— Quiller-Couch

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that essential sweetness of the moor, born of the heather roots and the southwest wind— Galsworthy

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has not shown that the merits of puritan thought are essential and the defects accidental— M. G. White

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Something is constitutional which is inherent in the fundamental makeup of the body or mind
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a constitutional infirmity

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his vigor is constitutional

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thoughtful ones will assure you that happiness and unhappiness are constitutional, and have nothing to do with money— Shaw

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a constitutional optimist, emotionally addicted to the view that any adventure into the unknown is worth the risk— Garvin

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Analogous words: innate, inborn, inbred, congenital: inner, inward, internal: natural, typical, normal, Tegular: integrated or integral (see corresponding verb at INTEGRATE)
Antonyms: adventitious
Contrasted words: *accidental, fortuitous, incidental: extraneous, foreign, alien, *extrinsic

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  • inhérent — inhérent, ente [ inerɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1503; lat. inhærens, p. prés. de inhærere « être attaché à » 1 ♦ Qui appartient essentiellement à un être, à une chose, qui lui est joint inséparablement. ⇒ essentiel, immanent, inséparable, intrinsèque. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inherent — I adjective connate, deep rooted, essential, fixed, immanent, implicit, inborn, inbred, ineffaceable, ingrained, ingredient, innate, innatus, insitus, instinctive, integral, internal, intrinsic, native, natural, proprius, subsistent associated… …   Law dictionary

  • Inherent — In*her ent, a. [L. inhaerens, entis, p. pr. of inhaerere: cf. F. inh[ e]rent. See {Inhere}.] Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhérent — inhérent, ente (i né ran, ran t ) adj. Joint inséparablement. •   La beauté du visage est un frêle ornement.... Mais celle de l esprit est inhérente et ferme, MOL. Femmes sav. III, 6. •   Le vice le plus inhérent, si je puis parler de la sorte,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inherent in — index incident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inherent — (adj.) 1570s, from L. inhaerentem (nom. inhaerens), prp. of inhaerere be closely connected with, lit. adhere to, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + haerere to stick (see HESITATION (Cf. hesitation)). Related: Inheren …   Etymology dictionary

  • inherent — is pronounced with the second syllable as in either heron or here, with a preference for the first of these …   Modern English usage

  • inherent — [adj] basic, hereditary built in, characteristic, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep rooted, deep seated, distinctive, elementary, essential, fixed, fundamental, genetic, immanent, implicit, inborn, inbred, inbuilt, indigenous,… …   New thesaurus

  • inherent — Inherent, [inher]ente. adj. Qui est attaché à un sujet, comme l accident l est à la substance. Il n est bon que dans le dogmatique, & n est guere en usage qu en cette phrase. Qualité inherente …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inherent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing in something as a permanent or essential attribute. DERIVATIVES inherently adverb …   English terms dictionary

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