- existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering: an inherent distrust of strangers.
- Grammar. standing before a noun.
- existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic
1570s, from Latin inhaerentem (nominative inhaerens), present participle of inhaerere “be closely connected with,” literally “adhere to,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + haerere “to stick” (see hesitation). Related: Inherently.
- Occurring as a natural part or consequence.