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1. instinct

noun. ['ˈɪnstɪŋkt'] inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli.

Synonyms

  • aptitude
  • inherent aptitude

Antonyms

  • emptiness
  • thin
  • fractional

Etymology

  • instinctus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Instinct

  • adjunct
  • bengt
  • defunct
  • distinct
  • extinct
  • indistinct
  • precinct
  • sacrosanct
  • succinct

Sentences with instinct


1. Noun, singular or mass
It might be hard to decipher the difference between a gut instinct and nerves.

2. Adjective
Take time to hone in on your instinct instead of making an impulsive decision.

Quotes about instinct


1. In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

2. Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
- Honore de Balzac

3. I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anaïs Nin

2. instinct

adjective. ['ˈɪnstɪŋkt'] (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated.

Synonyms

  • replete

Antonyms

  • inability
  • incapability

Etymology

  • instinctus (Latin)
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