inferential, passive, intrinsic, suppressed, in the making, contained, sleeping, escaping notice, dormant, undeveloped, inferred, inert, abeyant, suspended, unexpressed, unrealized, inherent, slumbering, inactive, inoperative, possible, torpid, tacit, unconscious, underdeveloped, lurking, underlying, implied, action, eventual, between the lines, in abeyance, quiescent, show, potential
invisible (part of speech: adjective)
latent (part of speech: adjective)
- But under it all she had become aware of a strength and latent force that could only be guessed at. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
- " Latent impressions or not, I don't see how I can help on that. - "The Legion of Lazarus", Edmond Hamilton.
- The old man laughed at whatever latent meaning he fancied in this, and said: You think he would be a little too much for me there? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.