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Definition of "inborn" []

  • Possessed by an organism at birth. See Synonyms at innate. (adjective)
  • Inherited or hereditary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inborn" in a sentence
  • "And all I had of thought or feeling, all that George Hammond had called my inborn poetry, came out that evening."
  • "Strictly speaking, however, any trait which appears in a child at birth might be called inborn, and some writers, particularly medical men, thus refer to traits acquired in prenatal life."
  • "And the Freudians, starting out to prove that the experiences of the individual alone cause hysteria, by pushing back the time of those experiences to infancy (and lately to foetal life), have proved the contrary, that is, the inborn nature of the disease."