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What is the opposite of inherent?

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Opposite of naturally as part or consequence of something
“He castigates prize judges for giving the top awards to books for reasons extrinsic to literature.”
Adjective
Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
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Opposite of done or based on an innate facility rather than with forethought
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Opposite of fundamental, inherent or central in nature
“Hickey theorized that humans have an underlying primary nature, as well as an opposing secondary nature.”
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Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
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Opposite of implanted within the body
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Opposite of existing but not yet developed or manifest
“The intoxication was manifest, not so much in violent behavior as in slightly heightened color and increasing loquacity.”
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Opposite of suggested without being stated directly
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Opposite of absolute, incapable of being challenged
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(attributive) Opposite of emphasizing the fundamental nature of something
“Problems arise at an auxiliary level, where school esteem varies according to school type.”
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Opposite of using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning
“Your class gave me the tools to understand the forces at work upon my conscience and to make a reasoned decision.”
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Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
“Disclosing negative emotions without hurting one's partner is an unnatural skill and seldom learned very well in our society.”
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Opposite of being an essential part of a whole
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Opposite of denotes a possibility or capacity to develop into something, but not actuality
“With such a terrible attitude, many experts argued that him reaching his potential was unlikely.”
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Opposite of being chief or central in importance or essentiality
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Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
“He crossed the room and threw his arms around his twin in an uncharacteristic display of affection.”
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Opposite of existing but not yet developed or manifest
“Alarm at the possible effect on himself of her husband's strongly manifested anger would have checked any expression of her own resentment.”
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Opposite of firmly implanted or established in thought or behavior and difficult to change
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Opposite of uniquely connected with someone or something
“This common gene is generic for a wide range of species.”
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Opposite of used to emphasize that something belongs to a particular person
“We all know of couples who share a common distaste for certain things and, indeed, seem to share only that.”
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Opposite of done or existing without one realizing
“It is clear the applicant made a deliberate decision, without reference to planning officers, to implement changes.”
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