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adjective

Belonging to a thing by its nature, inherent, as in the intrinsic value of gold.

And yet, beyond that, she hardly knew what he had—save of course his intrinsic qualities. Oh, he was intrinsic enough; she never thought of his even looking for artificial aids.

—Henry James The Portrait of a Lady (1908)

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