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1. intrinsic

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtrɪnsɪk'] belonging to a thing by its very nature.

Synonyms

  • inbuilt
  • inner
  • intimate
  • intrinsical
  • essential
  • constitutional
  • integral
  • unalienable
  • built-in
  • inalienable
  • internal

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • extrinsic
  • outer
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • intrinsecus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Intrinsic

  • extrinsic
  • wincek

How do you pronounce intrinsic?

Pronounce intrinsic as ˌɪnˈtrɪnsɪk.

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Sentences with intrinsic


1. Adjective
Therefore, a mayor must have certain intrinsic abilities that will allow him to help the community he leads.

Quotes about intrinsic


1. I think true success is intrinsic... It's love. It's kindness. It's community.
- Tom Shadyac

2. We live in the hope that life will be different. Just a little more substance perhaps in the intrinsic frailty of the days. Such resignation frightens me. Between gunshots I get drunk. In secret, all knowledge becomes anxiety.
- Floriano Martins

3. I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.
- Daniel H. Pink

2. intrinsic

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtrɪnsɪk'] situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts.

Antonyms

  • explicit

Etymology

  • intrinsecus (Latin)
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