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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of, relating to, or based on natural or inherent aptitude, tendency, impulse, or capacity.

Usage examples (37)
  • And yet the following points favor the notion of instinctual foreknowledge of violations of conscience:
  • And, somehow, this scent awakened him out of his paralysis—and into a kind of instinctual response.
  • This is the estimative faculty, a kind of instinctual understanding shared by humans and brute animals.
  • Beauty isn't something "instinctual," because beauty is socially constructed. for more
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