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connatural Syllabification: con·nat·u·ral
Pronunciation: /kəˈnaCH(ə)rəl/ /kä-/

Definition of connatural in English:


Belonging naturally; innate: religion is connatural with man
More example sentences
  • Innate is a word he poorly plays upon: the right word, though less used, is connatural.
  • Thus it is plain that it is the connatural mode of the human soul to receive knowledge as a habit.
  • As man, He was the ‘perfect connatural principle of all forces of supernatural activity.’


Late 16th century: from late Latin connaturalis, from con- 'together'+ Latin naturalis 'natural'.



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  • This is actually a distortion of the female personality, which is destined to unfold connaturally in motherhood.
  • Women can integrate the contemplative and active connaturally through maternity and the works of mercy that are associated with domestic life.
  • In this way, music is a natural and universal language which is not learned, but immediately and connaturally felt.

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