Inborn means that something is a part of you, that it is natural and normal for you to have it.

  • Inborn abilities are a part of who you are, and you can't change them.

  • Inborn traits are the qualities that are part of your personality, and you can't change them.

Definition of inborn


normally existing at birth


connatural, inbred


present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development


congenital, innate

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Example Sentences for inborn

  • 1

    Knowledge of these six colors is inborn in the mind.

  • 2

    This is an inborn form of resistance to HIV infection.

  • 3

    It was with him an inborn trait cultivated to the highest degree.

  • 4

    In humans, magic or the lack thereof is an inborn attribute.

  • 5

    This inborn talent enabled Francis to join the company.

  • 6

    The former is inborn and is the one that everyone uses every day.

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    The tendency toward good or evil is the result of inborn character.

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    The thing that the greats have is an inborn ability to grab the reader.

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    It occurs due to inborn errors in the metabolism of some biological pigments.

  • 10

    Pride, arrogance and contempt for lower races of people are inborn in him.