Inherent

[ɪnhˈi͡əɹənt], [ɪnhˈi‍əɹənt], [ɪ_n_h_ˈiə_ɹ_ə_n_t]

Definitions of inherent:

  1.   Sticking fast: existing in and inseparable from something else: innate: natural.
  2.   Intrinsic, forming a necessary part.
  3.   present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  4.   Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent right of men to life, liberty, and protection.
  5.   Inherently.
  6.   Permanently united; innate; essential; intrinsic.
  7.   Existing firmly in.
  8.   Naturally pert. to; innate; natural.
  9.   Inherence.
  10.   Existing in something else and inseparable from it; innate.
  11.   existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; " the Ptolemaic system with its built- in concept of periodicity"; " a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
  12.   Existing inseparably in something else; essential; inborn.
  13.   in the nature of something though not readily apparent; " shortcomings inherent in our approach"; " an underlying meaning"

Antonyms for inherent:

coincidental, Supervenient, superficial, fortuitous, casual, extrinsic, foreign, surface, external, superfluous, extraneous, supplemental, adventitious, superimposed, explicit, outward, adscititious, expressed, subsidiary, alien, unconnected, Superadded, transient, incidental, accidental, acquired, exterior.


Quotes for inherent:

  1. This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle. – James L. Buckley
  2. There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them. – M. Kathleen Casey
  3. Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth. – Linda Chavez
  4. In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U. S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public. – Frank Church
  5. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill
  6. Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States. – Caleb Cushing
  7. Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. – Graham Greene
  8. Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons. – Ralph Merkle
  10. Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. – John Moody
  11. Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it. – Laurence Olivier
  12. Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities. – Frederick Reines
  13. Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. – Sonia Sotomayor
  14. There is no reason inherent in the real resources available to us why we cannot move rapidly within the next two or three years to a state of genuine full employment. – William Vickrey
  15. I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans' natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology. – Vernor Vinge

Usage examples for inherent:

  1. Your point is that a certain amount of vice is inherent in human nature, and that if we raise the standard of virtuous living our people will escape from us to New York or London. ” – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. The weakness of mind that predisposes to this may be inherent or acquired. ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  3. 2. In the regular course of events, if North Carolina would continue to keep abreast of her sister colonies in the movement for the preservation of the inherent rights of British subjects, it was necessary that she should formally ratify and approve the action recently taken by the Continental Congress, and to elect delegates to that Congress for a new term. ” – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  4. We cannot say that either has superior powers of vision, but we can say that they differ, as this difference is inherent in them as men and women, and not merely as individuals. ” – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  5. As the song went on, however, she felt the inherent suggestion in it, so that when she had finished it required all her strength to get up calmly, come among them again, and listen to their praises and thanks. ” – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  6. It was an inherent defense because, more than fearing robbery, he knew that he would most likely do anything for money. ” – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  7. If we do so we shall almost be forced to the conclusion that domesticability is a character, or quality, inherent in some animals and entirely wanting in others. ” – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  8. It was a furtive tribute to his inherent social superiority. ” – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. She was sure she could live up to the part; she had brains, even if her education had been poor; but she had not got that inherent something which had come to Faith from her father and which made all the difference between the two girls. ” – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  10. “ I now regard it as simply a recovered one, inherent in all healthy minds, but lost, as many others have been, in civilization. ” – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  11. “ No other myth or legend in either North or South America ever exercised such a powerful influence on the course of geographical discovery; none ever called out such surpassing human endeavor, and none so well illustrated the matchless tenacity of purpose and the self- sacrifice inherent in the Spanish character. ” – The Spanish Pioneers by Charles F. Lummis
  12. In passing, it may be noted that in all ceremonies, the persons upon whom the burden of responsibility falls have not only an inherent right to call upon their blood relatives, but these in turn are under obligations to respond. ” – The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler
  13. “ I have never pretended that it is by itself alone sufficient to cure all the evils inherent in our social system, or alone sufficient as a bond of Empire. ” – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  14. This is a massive production, apparently the result of inherent qualities carried into act by impulse, in other words, of spontaneous achievement. ” – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  15. Self- respect is an inherent principle in human nature. ” – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  16. It may be that there are people who have learned to swim and to ride a bicycle by sitting in a chair and cultivating certain inherent qualities but we have never heard of them. ” – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  17. Perhaps there was in him less sentiment for the heroic work which he did under the guidance of his chief than an inherent passion for dangerous adventures. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  18. The girl felt instinctively that his motives were most high, but his manner was rough and new; she was accustomed to the usual, the familiar, and, while her confidence in Bayard had been profoundly aroused, her inherent distrust of strangeness caused her to suspect, to be reluctant to accept his attitude without reserve. ” – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  19. “ " I think you might call me General, too," he said, with the grace that many simple people found inherent in him. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. Or was it because she sought to see something unreal- sought to control a purely inherent impulse? ” – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull

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