inherent aptitude


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inherent aptitude inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli "the spawning instinct in salmon","altruistic instincts in social animals"
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In literature:

The faculty was inherent in them; they seemed to be created with a special aptitude.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
His inherent racial aptitudes had been stimulated by his past.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard