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inherent    : [ɪnh'ɪrənt] [ɪnh'ɛrənt]
Inherent \In*her"ent\, a. [L. inhaerens, -entis, p. pr. of
inhaerere: cf. F. inh['e]rent. See {Inhere}.]
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. "A most
inherent baseness." --Shak.
[1913 Webster]

The sore disease which seems inherent in civilization.

Syn: Innate; inborn; native; natural; inbred; inwrought;
inseparable; essential; indispensable.
[1913 Webster]

adj 1: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;
"the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of
periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the
truth" [synonym: {built-in}, {constitutional}, {inbuilt},
{inherent}, {integral}]
2: in the nature of something though not readily apparent;
"shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying
meaning" [synonym: {implicit in(p)}, {inherent}, {underlying}]

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "inherent":
accessible, at hand, attendant, automatic, available, basic, born,
characteristic, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep-seated,
distinctive, elemental, elementary, esoteric, essential,
fundamental, hereditary, immanent, immediate, implanted, implicit,
impulsive, in view, inalienable, inborn, inbred, indigenous,
individual, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherited, innate,
inner, instinctive, integral, internal, intimate, intrinsic,
involuntary, inward, inwrought, irreducible, libidinal, native,
natural, normal, on board, on deck, on hand, peculiar, present,
private, regular, resident, secret, spontaneous, subjective,
subliminal, typical, unalienable, unchallengeable, unconscious,
unlearned, unquestionable, within call, within reach,
within sight

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