instinct: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in'stingkt), [key]
- an inborn pattern of activity or tendency to action common to a given biological species.
- a natural or innate impulse, inclination, or tendency.
- a natural aptitude or gift: an instinct for making money.
- natural intuitive power.
Pronunciation: (in-stingkt'), [key]
- filled or infused with some animating principle (usually fol. by with): instinct with life.
- animated by some inner force.
- instinct (Thesaurus)