Definition of Natural ability

1. Noun. Ability that is inherited.

Generic synonyms: Aptitude
Specialized synonyms: Endowment, Gift, Natural Endowment, Talent

Lexicographical Neighbors of Natural Ability

natural ability (current term)
natural action
natural antibody
natural childbirth
natural convection
natural covering
natural dentition
natural depression
natural disaster
natural disasters
natural dyes
natural elevation
natural enclosure
natural endowment

Literary usage of Natural ability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Contrast Between Calvinism and Hopkinsianism by Ezra Stiles Ely (1811)
"Then ; what is natural ability ? natural ability ia the intellectual, and bodily strength of man to perform every action which God requires of him. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"An engraved portrait was published in 1841. personal character, great natural ability, sound judgment, moderation, forbearance, and other qualities making ..."

3. The Boston Review (1863)
"natural ability. THE tendency of our religious faith, ... natural ability — what is it ? Tliis phraseology is intended to express the power which all men ..."

4. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907)
"Ability or inability t In opposition to the plenary ability taught by the Pelagians, the gracious ability of the Arminians, and the natural ability of the ..."

5. Ethics by John Dewey, James Hayden Tufts (1908)
"natural ability and Virtue.—There is a tendency to use the term virtue in an abstract "moralistic" sense—a way which makes it almost Pharisaic in character. ..."

6. System of Christian Theology by Henry Boynton Smith, William Stevens Karr (1890)
"Though the sinner has the natural ability (in the sense assigned) to repent and believe, yet, on account of his depravity, for the exercise of that ability, ..."

7. Views in Theology by Lyman Beecher (1836)
"natural ability. I COMMENCE with the subject of Free Agency, or the Natural Ability of man, as the foundation of obligation and moral government. ..."

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