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Definitions for connatural
kəˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəlcon·nat·u·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. connaturaladjective

    similar in nature

    "and mix with our connatural dust"- John Milton

  2. connatural, inborn, inbredadjective

    normally existing at birth

    "mankind's connatural sense of the good"


  1. connaturaladjective

    Similar in nature.

    And mix with our connatural dust. uE000124688uE001 Milton.

  2. connaturaladjective

    inborn; inherent; natural

    These affections are connatural to us. uE000124689uE001 L'Estrange.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Connaturaladjective

    Etymology: con and natural.

    Whatever draws me on,
    Or sympathy, or some connat’ral force,
    Pow’rful at greatest distance to unite,
    With secret amity. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 246.

    First, in man’s mind we find an appetite
    To learn and know the truth of ev’ry thing,
    Which is connatural, and born with it. Davies.

    These affections are connatural to us, and as we grow up so do they. Roger L'Estrange.

    Is there no way, besides
    These painful passages, how we may come
    To death, and mix with our connatural dust? John Milton, Pa. Lost.


  1. connatural

    Connatural generally refers to something that is in harmony with, inherent to, or spontaneous to one's nature, character, or spirit. It may also refer to something acquired by habituation or an attribute that seems innate or instinctual due to its long-standing presence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connatural

    connected by nature; united in nature; inborn; inherent; natural

  2. Connatural

    partaking of the same nature

  3. Etymology: [Pref. con- + natural.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of connatural in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of connatural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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