Breeding vs Nurture - What's the difference?

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Breeding is a synonym of nurture.


As nouns the difference between breeding and nurture

is that breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs while nurture is the act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.

As verbs the difference between breeding and nurture

is that breeding is while nurture is to nourish or nurse.

As an adjective breeding

is of, relating to or used for breeding.

breeding

Noun

(-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
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  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
  • (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

    Anagrams

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    nurture

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
  • That which nourishes; food; diet.
  • (Spenser)
  • The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
  • * Milton
  • A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.

    Verb

    (nurtur)
  • To nourish or nurse.
  • (figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
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  • The relationships between universal norms and specific norms nurture the development of international law.