What does the word inbred mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Bred from closely related parents.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Inbreeding.

Usage examples for inbred

  1. He had an inbred love of the difficult, the unconventional in life, of all that piqued and stimulated his own superabundant consciousness of resource and power. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. This ultimate fact of our nature, this natural inbred constitutional impatience, explains more than half of the wrong beliefs that we form and persist in. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  3. For, in an age like this, when even the bayonet must be carried ordinarily in its sheath, and when men get to be accustomed from infancy to the inbred recognition of many of the most important principles of government, society starts, as it might be, far in advance of the point which it reached in the ages of pure military and arbitrary sway. – New-York by Cooper, James Fenimore