inborn inborn  /ˈɪn ˌbɔrn/


  1. (adj) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  2. (adj) normally existing at birth



  1. Kids take expensive prep courses to ace tests that are supposed to measure inborn aptitude.
  2. In darker ages, one man's ability to make another man feel like an ignorant peasant was thought to be an inborn talent of the aristocracy.
  3. Warren seems intent on tamping down expectations of speedy results from his ambitious project a desire that runs somewhat counter to his inborn salesman's instinct.


  1. 8 Easy Ways to Be Smarter

    Intelligence isn't simply a fixed quantity, a learning expert explained in a talk recently. How smart we are is powerfully affected by our situation, and that's something we can control. Somewhere along the way in life you’ve probably taken an IQ test and were give some number as an answer. That figure -- seemingly definitive and said to portray some inborn capacity -- may have given you the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. Sports Perspective: Mayweather vs. Alvarez

    The sporting world, in its very nature, harbors an inherent athletic Darwinism. The strong continually trump the weaker opponents, until only two competitors remain. However, this inborn trait of comp
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Explorer News


  1. "I stress that we have no problem with the American people, no inborn anti-Americanism. And we hope that our partners, the US administration, will make a choice in favor of full-fledged relations with Russia," Medvedev said.
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source:

  2. "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he or she needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in," Carson wrote.
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Rachel Carson Source: The Ledger

  3. "The best piece of advice I can give the Obama family is wisdom passed down from my grandfather: Never work against Mother Nature," Millan said. "Fulfill your dog's inborn needs -- exercise, discipline, affection, in that order -- and you...
    on Apr 13, 2009 By: Cesar Millan Source: Los Angeles Times

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untenable untenable
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