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synonyms for latent

  • inherent
  • lurking
  • smoldering
  • suppressed
  • underlying
  • unrealized
  • veiled
  • abeyant
  • between the lines
  • concealed
  • contained
  • covert
  • idle
  • immature
  • implied
  • in abeyance
  • inactive
  • inert
  • inferential
  • inferred
  • inoperative
  • intrinsic
  • invisible
  • involved
  • passive
  • possible
  • potential
  • quiescent
  • rudimentary
  • secret
  • sleeping
  • suspended
  • tacit
  • torpid
  • underdeveloped
  • undeveloped
  • unexposed
  • unexpressed
  • unripe
  • unseen
  • vestigial
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antonyms for latent

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  • active
  • apparent
  • clear
  • live
  • manifest
  • obvious
  • open
  • public
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How to use latent in a sentence

By the time England slumped into its latest lockdown, I would come to think of my project not merely as a surrogate for my latent curiosity but as an inspiration to endure.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Nordica set the benchmark for accessible or latent power in 2019 with the Enforcer 104 Free.
LONG-TERM REVIEW: THE BEST SKIS, PERIODHEATHER SCHULTZ AND MARC PERUZZIMARCH 4, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
So when I said earlier that cognition is not intrinsically conscious, that’s just saying that memories are, for the most part, latent.
CONSCIOUSNESS IS JUST A FEELING - ISSUE 98: MINDSTEVE PAULSONMARCH 3, 2021NAUTILUS
Washington can be a lonely place at the top, and these climbers are coming up together, resting on their excellence and latent potential.
INTRODUCING THE PEOPLE WHO WILL SHAPE WASHINGTON FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONPHILIP ELLIOTTFEBRUARY 17, 2021TIME
I would rather feel they are bringing to the surface latent prejudices that are already there.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S CHALLENGE TO LIBERAL ALLIES — AND WHY IT RESONATES TODAYJEANNE THEOHARISFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Now listen to me, said the dying woman, aloud, as if making a great effort to revive one latent spark of energy.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
That high-pressure engines owed their advantages mainly to a reduction of the relative importance of this latent heat.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
In descending it is recondensed, and by the process by which its atoms are brought together its latent heat is made sensible.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Again she felt that everlasting calm, arguing such latent forces, was the thing she hated most in him.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
But it possessed a latent purchasing power such as probably no other Government in history ever had.
THE SUPPLIES FOR THE CONFEDERATE ARMYCALEB HUSE
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WORDS RELATED TO LATENT

  • complete
  • connate
  • connatural
  • constitutional
  • inbred
  • indigenous
  • indwelling
  • ingrained
  • inherent
  • inherited
  • innate
  • intrinsic
  • inveterate
  • latent
  • native
  • natural
  • thorough
  • unacquired
  • utter
  • abeyant
  • asleep
  • closed down
  • comatose
  • down
  • fallow
  • inert
  • inoperative
  • latent
  • lethargic
  • lurking
  • on the shelf
  • out of action
  • passive
  • potential
  • prepatent
  • quiescent
  • sidelined
  • slack
  • sluggish
  • slumbering
  • smoldering
  • suspended
  • torpid
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