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Noun: instinct  'in,stingkt
  1. Inborn pattern of behaviour often responsive to specific stimuli
    "altruistic instincts in social animals"; "the spawning instinct in salmon";
    - inherent aptitude
     
  2. An intuitive judgement or feeling about the best way to act, not based on rational conscious thought
    "Debbie's instinct was to distrust John"
Adjective: instinct  'in,stingkt
  1. (followed by 'with') deeply filled or permeated
    "words instinct with love";
    - replete

Derived forms: instincts

See also: full

Type of: aptitude

Encyclopedia: Instinct