Inborn In"born`, a. Born in or with; implanted by nature; innate; congenital; as, inborn passions. --Cowper.

Syn: Innate; inherent; congenital; natural.

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  • inborn — in|born [ ın bɔrn ] adjective something that is inborn has existed in you since you were born: INNATE: our inborn instinct for survival …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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