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Definitions and Synonyms of instinct | Another word for instinct | What is instinct?

Definition 1: inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where instinct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spawning instinct in salmon
  • altruistic instincts in social animals

Synonyms for instinct in the sense of this definition

(instinct is a kind of ...) inherent ability

(... is a kind of instinct ) (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

Definition 2: (followed by `with') deeply filled or permeated - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where instinct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • imbued with the spirit of the Reformation
  • words instinct with love
  • it is replete with misery

Synonyms for instinct in the sense of this definition

(instinct is similar to ...) containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

"a full glass" "a sky full of stars" "a full life" "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

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