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instincts, plural;
  1. Imbued or filled with (a quality, esp. a desirable one)
    • - these canvases are instinct with passion
  1. An innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli
    • - birds have an instinct to build nests
    • - maternal instincts
  2. A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking
    • - they retain their old authoritarian instincts
  3. A natural propensity or skill of a specified kind
    • - his instinct for making the most of his chances
  4. The fact or quality of possessing innate behavior patterns
    • - instinct told her not to ask the question

  1. inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals"
  2. instinct(p): (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; "imbued with the spirit of the Reformation"; "words instinct with love"; "it is replete with misery"
  3. (instinctive) natural: unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
  4. Instinct is the inherent inclination of a living organism toward a particular behavior. The fixed action patterns are unlearned and inherited. The stimuli can be variable due to imprinting in a sensitive period or also genetically fixed. ...
  5. Instinct is the third album of Anonymus.
  6. The Samsung Instinct (M800) was an Internet-enabled phone designed and marketed by Samsung Mobile. It uses a Haptic touchscreen interface, and three touchscreen buttons (pictured at right, from left to right - [back], [home], [phone]). ...
  7. The following is a list of episodes from the USA Network original series The Dead Zone. The series debuted on June 16, 2002.
  8. "Instinct" is the 2nd episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 15th episode overall. The episode was written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and directed by Marita Grabiak, the first in the series she has directed. ...
  9. Instinct is the sixth full length album by thrash metal band, Ektomorf.
  10. A natural or inherent impulse or behaviour; An intuitive reaction not based on rational conscious thought
  11. (instinctive) inborn in an animal or person as opposed to learned behavior
  12. (Instincts (PA)) represent somatic or biological demands upon the mind, which are grouped into two basic instincts, Eros and the destructive instinct.
  13. (Instincts) Inborn patterns of behaviour in animals, such as mating, catching food, and other examples of meeting basic needs of survival and reproduction.
  14. (Instincts) The inborn skills of creatures.
  15. (Instincts) The primordial drives of the unconscious, e.g. hunger & sex are the two most common.
  16. (Instincts) Things that an animal is born knowing how to do.
  17. (Instincts) are automatic, involuntary, and unlearned behavior patterns that are consistently displayed in the presence of specific stimuli. ...
  18. (instincts) A powerful motivation or impulse.
  19. (instincts) Unlearned, innate patterns of response.
  20. An animal's inherited knowledge; knowledge that did not have to be learned.
  21. an unconscious association, often linked to phsical characteristics, for example, the size of an object in relation to the human form;
  22. A way of acting or behaving that an animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. is born with and does not have to learn. ...
  23. the determination of conduct by inherited tendency. An instinct is an inherited tendency to general forms of response to given situations; the specific response is almost always a combination of inherited tendency with acquired modifications.
  24. to reduce drives and behaviors to instincts is like reducing a car to one of its wheels. The fact that instincts correlate with mental life does not prove that one causes or is comprised by the other. The "instinctual" drives described by Freud were actually neurotic trends, strivings for safety.
  25. A behavior we are born with and therefore does not need to be learned.