Synonyms for (adjective) inherent

Synonyms: inherent, implicit in, underlying

Definition: in the nature of something though not readily apparent

Usage: shortcomings inherent in our approach; an underlying meaning

Similar words: implicit, inexplicit

Definition: implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

Usage: an implicit agreement not to raise the subject; there was implicit criticism in his voice; anger was implicit in the argument; the oak is implicit in the acorn


Synonyms: inherent, integral, inbuilt, built-in, constitutional

Definition: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

Usage: the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity; a constitutional inability to tell the truth

Similar words: intrinsic, intrinsical

Definition: belonging to a thing by its very nature

Usage: form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing- John Dewey