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synonyms for intrinsic

  • deep-seated
  • elemental
  • inherent
  • innate
  • peculiar
  • underlying
  • built-in
  • central
  • congenital
  • connate
  • constitutional
  • constitutive
  • essential
  • fundamental
  • genuine
  • hereditary
  • inbred
  • indwelling
  • inmost
  • intimate
  • material
  • native
  • natural
  • particular
  • real
  • true
See also synonyms for: intrinsically

antonyms for intrinsic

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  • acquired
  • extrinsic
  • learned
  • accidental
  • incidental
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How to use intrinsic in a sentence

After the first novelty is over, no place can please, except either by its intrinsic beauty, or the happy effect of habit.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Calais, has no such intrinsic charms, and I was not disposed to try the result of the latter.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of a thousand judge by names and not by intrinsic worth.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Friedrich Wilhelm, both by his intrinsic qualities and the success he met with, deserves it better than most.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
It is the intrinsic nature of belief that will concern us to-day.
THE ANALYSIS OF MINDBERTRAND RUSSELL
Moreover there are intrinsic difficulties, which would tell even if you had made out a good case for the theory.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
Whatever does not possess a true intrinsic vitality cannot live long, and can neither be nor ever become great.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
The conventional 'designs' on our lock-plates, etc., will in a few years be despised; they have no intrinsic beauty.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
So that, manage it 'how you will,' you pay a sum quite out of proportion to the intrinsic value.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
That must stand or fall by its intrinsic worth, not by the circumstances associated with its acquirement.
BEYONDHENRY SEWARD HUBBARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INTRINSIC

  • basal
  • capital
  • central
  • chief
  • elemental
  • essential
  • indispensable
  • inherent
  • intrinsic
  • key
  • main
  • necessary
  • primary
  • primitive
  • principal
  • radical
  • substratal
  • underlying
  • vital
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