Less-common, but more specific synonyms include "innate" and "intrinsic." You might choose "innate" when referring to a living entity’s inherent characteristic since birth (e.g., an innate intelligence) or to a characteristic that is not obvious at first glance (e.g., the innate tendency of government to grow). You might choose "intrinsic" when referring to an inherent characteristic upon which other characteristics depend (e.g., steel beams were intrinsic to the design).
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the inherent dignity of each person.
We discovered shortcomings inherent in our first approach.
Risk is an inherent part of creativity.
She purchased a wide variety of stocks to minimize the inherent investment risk.
Under our constitution, all political power is inherent in the people.
As a representation of reality, there are inherent weaknesses in any art, but art excels at highlighting essence.
There’s an inherent flaw in the plan that both Gale and I were too blind to see.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Morrie believed in the inherent good of people.
Mitch Albom -- Tuesdays with Morrie
It is inherently unpredictable, just as the weather is.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
with a strength inherent in spider webs
Leslie Marmon Silko -- Ceremony
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Just because you make horrendous and destructive choices does not mean you deserve less respect for what you inherently are—the pinnacle of my Creation and the center of my affection.
William P. Young -- The Shack
The rationalists had always held that the ability to distinguish between right and wrong is inherent in human reason.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
all stable things had become shadowy paradoxical ... inherent themselves with the denial of the significance they should have affirmed
William Faulkner -- The Sound and the Fury
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau -- Resistance to Civil Government
Maybe it is because the boy is my brother and I am blind to some things, but I do not believe, not for one minute, that he is cruel, that he is inherently mean, the way that my daddy could be.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
The inherent dangerousness of the enterprise appealed to her far more than the game itself; she was not good enough at arithmetic to care whether she won or lost, there was no real joy in trying to beat the law of averages, but she derived some pleasure from deceiving Miss Blunt.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
He seemed, in fact, a man who knew inherently what women wanted—across from him, I felt my suit wilt, my manner go clumsy.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Even though I was just figuring out that, for me, there was something inherently unappealing about getting married, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d take someone simply for the sake of making Dad happy.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
) The idea of being part angel, partly a symbol of goodness, and yet being beset by all the weaknesses inherent to humanity: frailty, cruelty, greed, selfishness, despair.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
And the second moral of the story, if a story can have multiple morals, is that Dumpers are not inherently worse than Dumpees—breaking up isn’t something that gets done to you; it’s something that happens with you."
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
Dan shook his head, happy to have his assumption—that Mae was not an inherently bad person—confirmed.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
But because normals do not have a second soul, they cannot handle a time loop’s inherent paradoxes, and their brains turn to mush.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Baze v. Rees, later held that the execution protocols and drug combinations weren’t inherently unconstitutional.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
It helped one get through the day, to add predictability to a life that was inherently unpredictable.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
A human baby put in a wolf den would die, he said, not because the wolves wished it to die, but simply because it would be incapable, by virtue of its inherent helplessness, of living as a wolf.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
There is nothing inherently wrong with this.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
It started with disconcerted looks, his brows crinkled while he chewed on his bottom lip, followed by deep sighs and eventually sleepless nights, the floorboards creaking under his feet while I lay awake in my room, to where we are now, an inherent desperation in Henri’s strained voice.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
I will use all the power bestowed on me to further justice, to be merciful, to honor the inherent rights of all peoples, to respect the peace between all nations, to rule with kindness and patience, and to seek the wisdom and council of my peers and brethren.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
As my children, they were inherently inclined to the utmost grace.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
There was something inherently peaceful about the day, despite the darkness of her encounter with Nehemia.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
It was the most frustrating feeling in the world, second only to the inherent helplessness that came with being trapped in a camp, all of your decisions made for you.
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
All representations of a thing are inherently abstract.
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
It is not inherently evil.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
This lack is due to a double cause: to the anti-social nature of our entire society and to your own inherent modesty.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Central to the Japanese identity was the belief that it was Japan’s divinely mandated right to rule its fellow Asians, whom it saw as inherently inferior.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
The mysterious magic inherent in the Divine Proportion was written at the beginning of time.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
In the beginning, his advantage isn’t so much that he is inherently better but only that he is a little older.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
Her son, the teenage Tolstoyan, believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, inherently evil, which is ironic because Chris was a natural-born capitalist with an uncanny knack for making a buck.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Emotions are inherent in your nature, but their content is dictated by your mind.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
It seemed to have an aura, a warmth, but also an inherent danger.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
Nevertheless the dangers inherent in the machine are still there.
George Orwell -- 1984
Her father had lived for moral responsibility-careful science, accountability, faith in man’s inherent goodness.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Because I’m joined to you, my honor is inherent in your pledge, but as an individual, I’m not bound by it.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
For it has certain tendencies inherent in it which are, in themselves, by no means in our favour.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
Being a man who knew that the former of these symptoms was one of the inherent penalties of womanhood, he did not then press his inquiries, but waited for a more appropriate opportunity when he should again interrogate her, or receive an avowal proprio motu.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
What of the harmonics inherent in the act of prophecy?
Frank Herbert -- Dune
They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
She thought she would take time to think of it; and, by the way of gaining time, and in hopes of some indefinite moral virtues supposed to be inherent in dark closets, Miss Ophelia shut Topsy up in one till she had arranged her ideas further on the subject.