from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an intrinsic manner; internally; essentially.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Internally; in its nature; essentially; really; truly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an intrinsic manner; internally; in its nature; essentially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with respect to its inherent nature


intrinsic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)


  • Indeed, it takes positions that directly contradict Church teaching, going so far as offer a vigorous defense of torture, something we know as intrinsically evil.

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  • They simply seem find the idea intrinsically distasteful.

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  • On this showing, the relevant "object" of the human act can be characterized as intrinsically evil not only apart from the agent's further intention in doing what he does, but apart from his immediate intention as well.

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  • High on the list, opposition to abortion -- which the church calls intrinsically evil.

    CNN Transcript Nov 15, 2007

  • High on the list, opposition to abortion, which the church calls intrinsically evil.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2007

  • It was, I recognize now, a crude idea — evidently I had not even got away from the idea of intrinsically valuable money — but none of us in those days had had the educational benefit of the monetary and credit convulsions that followed the Peace of Versailles.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • But just as no mortal can be more evil than good, so also no immortal can be more evil than good, that is to say intrinsically and over a vast space of time.

    The Complex Vision

  • Different structures contain or suggest more or less of this kind of beauty, and in that proportion may be called intrinsically better or worse.

    The Sense of Beauty Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory

  • Until now, it was presumed that those cells, called intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells, (or ipRGCs), didn't play a role in image formation, but instead served other functions, such as dictating when the animals went to sleep or woke up. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Brown University researchers used a variety of experimental, mathematical and observational techniques to ascertain how I-2, one of a class of poorly understood proteins known as intrinsically disordered proteins, binds with the regulator protein phosphatase 1. - Articles related to Plants give up some deep secrets of drought resistance


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