Inherent vs Extraneous - What's the difference?

inherent | extraneous |


As adjectives the difference between inherent and extraneous

is that inherent is inherent while extraneous is not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; foreign.

inherent

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(-)
  • Naturally as part or consequence of something.
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    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with inherit .

    Antonyms

    * extrinsic

    Synonyms

    * ingrained

    extraneous

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; foreign
  • to separate gold from extraneous matter
    Extraneous substances were found on my cup of water.
  • Not essential or intrinsic
  • Synonyms

    * (not belonging to) additional, alien, foreign, intrusive * (not essential) superfluous, extra

    Derived terms

    * extraneously * extraneousness