Thursday, February 5, 2009
Instinct Feb 5, 09
in•stinct ( n st ngkt )
1. An inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli: the spawning instinct in salmon; altruistic instincts in social animals.
2. A powerful motivation or impulse.
3. An innate capability or aptitude: an instinct for tact and diplomacy.
adj. ( n-st ngkt )
1. Deeply filled or imbued: words instinct with love.
2. Obsolete Impelled from within.