V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: existing or present at birth

Synonyms: native, innate, inherent

Antonyms: acquired, learned

Tips: Anything described as inborn is simply something someone is born with. Inborn is synonymous with innate. Innate is almost always a positive word that refers to a natural talent or skill that you are born with. Inborn is not always as positive and can refer to negative qualities that you were born with, (i.e: an innate talent, an inborn bad temper) but can describe positive traits as well.

Usage Examples:

She has an inborn talent for mathematics and has always excelled at solving complicated calculations. (innate, inherent)

I have an inborn tendency to be optimistic. (native, innate)

Medical research suggests that some people have an inborn tendency to develop certain diseases. (inherent, innate)

He didn't have an inborn talent for music, but decided to pursue a singing career anyway. (innate, inherent)

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