instinct

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instinct /ˈɪnˌstɪŋkt/ noun
plural instincts
instinct
/ˈɪnˌstɪŋkt/
noun
plural instincts
Learner's definition of INSTINCT
: a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned : a natural desire or tendency that makes you want to act in a particular way
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see also killer instinct
: something you know without learning it or thinking about it
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compare intuition
[count] : a natural ability
often + for
sometimes followed by to + verb
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