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in·stinct

instinct

 
 
pronunciation:
In stingkt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: natural behavior in an animal that is not taught by parents or experience but is simply part of what an animal is born with.
Instinct makes the geese fly south.
similar words:
drive, impulse, sense, tendency, urge
definition 2: a strong natural tendency or ability.
Mozart had an instinct for composing music.
synonyms:
ability, aptitude, disposition, flair, gift, knack, talent, tendency
similar words:
capacity, facility, faculty, impulse, inclination
derivation: instinctual (adj.)
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