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n : inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific
stimuli; “the spawning instinct in salmon”; “altruistic
instincts in social animals” [syn: inherent aptitude]
adj : (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; “imbued with
the spirit of the Reformation”; “words instinct with
love”; “it is replete with misery” [syn: instinct(p),
English → English (gcide)
Instinct \In*stinct"\ ([i^]n*st[i^][ng]kt"), v. t.
To impress, as an animating power, or instinct. [Obs.]
Instinct \In"stinct\ ([i^]n"st[i^][ng]kt), n. [L. instinctus
instigation, impulse, fr. instinguere to instigate: cf. F.
instinct. See Instinct, a.]
1. Natural inward impulse; unconscious, involuntary, or
unreasoning prompting to any mode of action, whether
bodily, or mental, without a distinct apprehension of the
end or object to be accomplished.
An instinct is a propensity prior to experience, and
independent of instructions. --Paley.
An instinct is a blind tendency to some mode of
action, independent of any consideration, on the
part of the agent, of the end to which the action
An instinct is an agent which performs blindly and
ignorantly a work of intelligence and knowledge.
By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust
Ensuing dangers. --Shak.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Specif., the natural, unreasoning, impulse by
which an animal is guided to the performance of any
action, without thought of improvement in the method.
The resemblance between what originally was a habit,
and an instinct becomes so close as not to be
3. A natural aptitude or knack; a predilection; as, an
instinct for order; to be modest by instinct.
Instinct \In*stinct"\, a. [L. instinctus, p. p. of instinguere
to instigate, incite; cf. instigare to instigate. Cf.
Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled;
imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds instinct with life.
The chariot of paternal deity . . .
Itself instinct with spirit, but convoyed
By four cherubic shapes. --Milton.
A noble performance, instinct with sound principle.