Synonyms for instinct

Synonyms for (noun) instinct

Synonyms: inherent aptitude, instinct

Definition: inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli

Usage: the spawning instinct in salmon; altruistic instincts in social animals

Similar words: aptitude

Definition: inherent ability

Synonyms for (adj) instinct

Synonyms: instinct, replete

Definition: (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated

Usage: imbued with the spirit of the Reformation; words instinct with love; it is replete with misery

Similar words: full

Definition: containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

Usage: a full glass; a sky full of stars; a full life; the auditorium was full to overflowing

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