1. (followed by `with') deeply filled or permeated
- words instinct with love
1. inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
- the spawning instinct in salmon
- altruistic instincts in social animals
Sentences with instinct as a noun:
- Many animals fear fire by instinct.
- an instinct for order; to be modest by instinct
- Debbie's instinct was to distrust John.