Antonyms of adj intrinsic

2 senses of intrinsic

Sense 1
intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

extrinsic (vs. intrinsic) -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")
        => adventitious -- (associated by chance and not an integral part; "poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson; "they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character")
        => adscititious -- (added or derived from something outside; not inherent; "an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste")
        => alien, foreign -- (not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature")
        => external, extraneous, outside -- (coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups")
        => extraneous -- (not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play")

Sense 2
intrinsic -- (situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; "intrinsic muscles")

INDIRECT (VIA internal) -> external -- (happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface; "the external auditory canal"; "external pressures")

Similarity of adj intrinsic

2 senses of intrinsic

Sense 1
intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)
       => built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral -- (existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth")
       => inner, internal, intimate -- (innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter")
          Also See-> essential#2; inalienable#1, unalienable#1

Sense 2
intrinsic -- (situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; "intrinsic muscles")
       => internal (vs. external) -- (happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering")

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