(noun, adjective)


1. (followed by `with') deeply filled or permeated

- words instinct with love

Similar word(s): full, replete


1. inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli

- the spawning instinct in salmon

- altruistic instincts in social animals

Definition categories: thought, aptitude

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.