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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: profoundly imbued : FILLED, CHARGED -- usually followed bywith .

Usage examples (38)
  • I think most people have a natural instinct to rebel.
  • The spawning instinct in salmon
  • Noun : an instinct for making money
  • Adjective : instinct with life for more
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