Definition of inbred in English:



  • 1Produced by inbreeding.

    ‘a classic inbred Englishman’
    • ‘Offspring from smaller populations were on average more inbred, so inbreeding depression in clonal fitness was higher in small populations.’
    • ‘Many of these kittens are inbred and born with deformities and disease.’
    • ‘The small, inbred population is more susceptible to decline via disease and natural disaster.’
  • 2Existing in a person, animal, or plant from birth; congenital.

    ‘inbred disease resistance in crops’
    • ‘i'm not sure what it is but i still have an innate, certainly ingrained, perhaps inbred, suspicion of the police.’
    innate, inherent, inborn, intrinsic, instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, natural, natural-born, deep-seated, deep-rooted
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