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inbred

[ in-bred ]SEE DEFINITION OF inbred

Synonyms for inbred

  • deep-seated
  • innate
  • congenital
  • inborn
  • intrinsic
  • native
  • natural
  • primal
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Inbred in him was an invincible objection to be any but the first comer in a woman's heart.

But Ruth was wise enough to see that this feeling was inbred in Rebecca.

They were an inbred group, a static, balanced society in harmony with their environment.

All this is “reason” as against inborn or inbred “instinct.”

He was full of inbred suspicions and, perhaps, of unreasonable demands.

Her voice was under control; her inbred capacity for deceit was ready for action.

Inbred sin goes back to the fall of man in the garden of Eden.

The former is the experience of those, and those only, from whom inbred sin has been removed.

With him it was deliverance from inbred, as well as actual, sin.

The F1 (wild-type) flies from bow male by arc female were inbred.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "native," also "inherent by nature," from in + bred. The genetic sense is from 1892 (cf. inbreeding).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INBRED

ancestral

adjectiverelated to previous family or family trait

characteristic

adjectivetypical; distinguishing
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