What is the opposite of intrinsic?

Need antonyms for intrinsic? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
Opposite of done or based on an innate facility rather than with forethought
Opposite of fundamental, inherent or central in nature
“Hickey theorized that humans have an underlying primary nature, as well as an opposing secondary nature.”
Opposite of implanted within the body
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.”
(attributive) Opposite of emphasizing the fundamental nature of something
“Problems arise at an auxiliary level, where school esteem varies according to school type.”
(of an object or situation) Opposite of significant in degree of importance or urgency
“Cersei felt that the White Walkers were a minor issue until she was almost attacked by a wight.”
Opposite of being an essential part of a whole
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.”
Opposite of actually being or existing
“I remember a time as a child when I immersed myself in an imaginary world of made-up creatures.”
Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
“The team is expecting every player to possess some general skills as a baseline requirement.”
Opposite of distinct or special to a specific individual, thing or circumstance
“The basic concept applies to a general class of operator equations and general discretization methods.”
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.”
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.”
(of a habit, belief, or attitude) Opposite of firmly fixed or established
Opposite of having or including many small details or features
“Alexa, give me a summarized report on the development of my shares!”
Opposite of contained in, although not stated openly
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
9-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021