(noun) “[I]nborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli” (Princeton University 2010).
Audio Pronunciation: (in·stinct)
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- Plural: instincts
- When acting on instinct, a person reacts in an (adjective) instinctual or (adjective) instinctive manner.
- Also called inherent aptitude.
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