Part of speech: adjective

Animated from within.

Part of speech: noun

A natural impulse acting automatically; animal sagacity.

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Usage examples "instinct":

  1. He was young, but had an instinct for understanding women. - "Hetty Wesley", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. It was woman's instinct to save the race! - "The Call of the Canyon", Zane Grey.
  3. Val, who had quite a brute instinct of sympathy, knew that she did dislike it very much. - "Leonore Stubbs", L. B. Walford.