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instinct

in·stinct

instinct

 
 
pronunciation:
In stingkt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the cause of natural behavior that is not learned in any species.
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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