inbred


inbred
[[t]ɪ̱nbre̱d[/t]]
1) ADJ Inbred means the same as inborn.

She had that inbred politeness, it was a part of her.

...behaviour patterns that are inbred.

Syn:
innate, inborn
2) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ People who are inbred have ancestors who are all closely related to each other.

The whole population is so inbred that no genetic differences remain...

He came from an old inbred family.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Inbred — In bred , a. Bred within; innate; as, inbred worth. Inbred sentiments. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inbred — inbred. См. инбредный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • inbred — I adjective absorbed, acquired, born, congenital, connate, deep rooted, engrafted, genetic, hereditary, implicit, inborn, inculcated, indigenous, ingenerate, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, instilled, integral, intrinsic, native, natural… …   Law dictionary

  • inbred — (adj.) 1590s, native, also inherent by nature, from IN (Cf. in) + BRED (Cf. bred). The genetic sense is from 1892 (Cf. INBREEDING (Cf. inbreeding)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inbred — *innate, inborn, congenital, hereditary, inherited Analogous words: ingrained, inherent, constitutional, intrinsic: deep rooted, deep seated, inveterate, confirmed, chronic Contrasted words: infused, imbued, inoculated (see INFUSE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inbred — ► ADJECTIVE 1) produced by inbreeding. 2) existing from birth; congenital …   English terms dictionary

  • inbred — [in′bred΄] adj. [pp. of INBREED] 1. innate or deeply instilled 2. bred from closely related parents; resulting from inbreeding SYN. INNATE …   English World dictionary

  • inbred — adjective Date: circa 1592 1. rooted and ingrained in one s nature as deeply as if implanted by heredity < an inbred love of freedom > 2. [from past participle of inbreed] subjected to or produced by inbreeding Synonyms: see innate • inbred noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inbred — 1. adjective a) bred within; innate; as, inbred worth. b) (often pejorative) having an ancestry characterized by inbreeding 2. noun An inbred individual …   Wiktionary

  • inbred — in|bred [ ın,bred ] adjective 1. ) existing or developing as a result of inbreeding: inbred aristocrats 2. ) existing from birth or as a result of manners that someone has learned from an early age: inbred courtesy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English