Definition of inbred in English:

inbred

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adjective

  • 1Produced by inbreeding.

    ‘they are a bunch of inbred idiots’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘This inbred suspicion of government derives from our own political history and tradition.’
    • ‘For centuries we have mixed largely with our own kind, resulting in an inbred wariness of outsiders.’
    • ‘I have an inbred hatred of shops.’
    • ‘I have an inbred moral code.’
    • ‘It's as though he has an inbred understanding of the rules of engaging with people with honesty.’
    • ‘As a former journalist he has an inbred curiosity about the world.’
    • ‘They have an inbred ability to escape death by a whisker.’
    • ‘Human beings often have an inbred dislike of the stranger.’
    • ‘His inbred passion for music is more than proven.’
    • ‘I think every family has an inbred love that perhaps only shows in crisis.’
    innate, congenital, existing from birth
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Pronunciation

inbred

/ˈinbred/ /ˈɪnbrɛd/

noun

  • 1 derogatory A person born as a result of inbreeding, typically perceived as unattractive and lacking intelligence (often used as a general term of abuse)

    • ‘he provoked criticism when he said the town was full of inbreds’
  • 2Biology
    A crop produced by repeated inbreeding over multiple generations, typically through self-pollination.

    • ‘the magnitude of this effect is expected to be greater in inbreds than in hybrids’

Pronunciation

inbred

/ˈinbred/ /ˈɪnbrɛd/