Instinct synonyms and antonyms

ĭn'stĭngkt'

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A meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification:
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The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
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Perception by touch or by sensation of the skin:
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A hazy perception; vague impression; fanciful notion; inkling
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A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
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The definition of a hunch is a feeling or a premonition about something, or an arched back while sitting or standing.
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The act of giving:
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Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
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Skill, expertness, or talent
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The foremost or leading position:
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Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.
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Intuitive, instinctive, emotional, etc. rather than intellectual
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(Gr. Myth., person, proper) The god of love, son of Aphrodite: identified with the Roman god Cupid
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The act of penetrating a given situation with the mind or faculties; perception, discernment. [from 17th c.]
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(Typography) An impression or matrix formed by a punch drift.
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A natural attraction; affinity
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Suitability; the quality of being apt or suitable
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A power of perception thought of as a sense in addition to the commonly accepted five senses; intuitive power
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inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
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Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct:
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An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
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(Roman mythology) The guardian spirit of a place or person.
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After Matthew 25, above: A marked natural ability or skill. [from 15th c.]
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A fit or a period of giddiness.
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A perception produced by this ability.
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The state of being intuitive.
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Plural form of thought
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The definition of replete is abundantly filled, or gorged with food and drink.
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Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
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A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection; especially refers to a strong disposition or bent.
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(Informal) Based on intuition, instinct, or emotion rather than careful consideration
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Having to do with intuition
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Feeling is defined as the sense of touch or something experienced through touch or emotion.
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Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:
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Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
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A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
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A clever expedient or way of doing something
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A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
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A particular disposition or bent of mind; bias; tendency
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(Psychoanalysis) Instinctive psychic energy, specif. sexual energy, manifested variously at different stages of personality development
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