inborn

Part of speech: adjective

Implanted by nature; innate.

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Usage examples "inborn":

  1. On the other hand, there was an inborn nobility in Lady Ellinor's sentiments that must have struck the most susceptible chord in Roland's nature, and the sentiments took eloquence from the look, the mien, the sweet dignity of the very turn of the head. - "The Caxtons, Part 6", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Self- love also would not let him yield to the wish of the multitude, and still he did not dare to oppose 25 it, through his inborn cowardice. - "Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year", E.C. Hartwell.
  3. We may examine woman's present character, both physical and mental, with every precision of detail, but the knowledge gained will not settle her inborn Nature. - "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley.