Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: instinct
IPA transcription: ['ɪnstɪŋkt]
Pronunciations of instinct
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: instinct(p), replete(p)
    Meaning: (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; "imbued with the spirit of the Reformation"; "words instinct with love"; "it is replete with misery"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: instinct, inherent_aptitude
    Meaning: inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals"
Usage examples
  • Instinct is not what it used to be.
  • A remnant of instinct guided her vaguely.
  • I suppose it is the deepest instinct in man."
  • "Instinct will carry you through the rest of it."
  • No, no, Wilfrid, your first instinct was the true one.
  • It was both an instinct and a principle with him to avoid waste.
  • At the same moment an instinct seemed to warn the struggling urchins.
  • Every instinct was rebelling against the calm she forced upon herself.
  • Of the parental instinct he had become aware several years before this.
  • He flung it straight at Woodhull's face--an act of chance, of instinct.
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