Synonyms of congenital
1 inbornDictionary • When he was 17, he died of congenital heart disease.
inborn • It is clear that the ability to smile is inborn.
innate • As a race, they have an innate sense of fairness.
inherent • the dangers inherent in an outbreak of war
hereditary • In men, hair loss is hereditary.
natural • He has a natural flair for business.
inbred • behaviour patterns that are inbred
2 completeDictionary (informal) • He is a congenital liar.
complete • He made me look like a complete idiot.
confirmed • I'm a confirmed bachelor.
chronic • He has always been a chronic smoker.
utter • A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
hardened • hardened criminals
thorough • I was a thorough little academic snob.
habitual • Three out of four of them would become habitual criminals.
incurable • He's an incurable romantic.
inveterate • an inveterate gambler
incorrigible • Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
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chronicYou can describe someone's bad habits or behaviour as chronic when they have behaved like that for a long time and do not seem to be able to stop themselves.
• He has always been a chronic smoker.
• He made me look like a complete idiot.
confirmedYou use confirmed to describe someone who has a particular habit or belief that they are very unlikely to change.
• I'm a confirmed bachelor.
Thesaurus for congenital from the Collins English Thesaurus
denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth