3. FORMAL EXISTENCE; Internal conditions


[Antonyms: extrinsicality.]

[Nouns] intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence; essentialness; essential part, quintessence, incarnation, quiddity, gist, pith, marrow, core, sap, lifeblood, backbone, heart, soul; important part. (importance) [more].

principle, nature, constitution, character, type, quality, crasis, diathesis.

habit; temper, temperament; spirit, humor, grain; disposition.

endowment, capacity; capability (power) [more].

moods, declensions, features, aspects; peculiarities (speciality) [more]; idiosyncrasy, oddity; idiocrasy (tendency) [more]; diagnostics.

[Verbs] be in the blood, run in the blood; be born so; be intrinsic.

[Adjectives] derived from within, subjective; intrinsic, intrinsical; fundamental, normal; implanted, inherent,.essential, natural; innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, inwrought; coeval with birth, genetous, haematobious, syngenic, radical, incarnate, thoroughbred, hereditary, inherited, immanent; congenital, congenite; connate, running in the blood; ingenerate, ingenite; indigenous; in the grain; bred in the bone, instinctive; inward, internal [more]; to the manner born; virtual.

characteristic (special) [more], (indicative) [more]; invariable, incurable, incorrigible, ineradicable, fixed.

[Adverbs] intrinsically; at bottom, in the main, in effect, practically, virtually, substantially, au fond; fairly.

[Phrases] "character is higher than intellect " [Emerson]; "come give us a taste of your quality" [Hamlet]; magnos homines virtute metimur non fortuna [(Latin) Nepos. "We measure great men by their virtue, not by their fortune"]; non numero haec judicantur sed pondere [Cicero]; "vital spark of heavenly flame" [Pope].

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