HyperDic: instinct

English > 2 senses of the word instinct:
NOUNcognitioninstinct, inherent aptitudeinborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
ADJECTIVEallinstinct, replete(followed by 'with') deeply filled or permeated
instinct > pronunciation
Rhymesdistinct ... succinct: 7 rhymes with ihngkt...
English > instinct: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(followed by 'with') deeply filled or permeated.
Example "words instinct with love"
BroaderfullContaining as much or as many as is possible or normal
English > instinct: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaninginborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli.
  • "the spawning instinct in salmon"
  • "altruistic instincts in social animals"
Synonyminherent aptitude
Narrowerid(psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
Broaderaptitudeinherent ability

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