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synonyms for instinct

  • aptitude
  • feeling
  • hunch
  • impulse
  • inclination
  • intuition
  • knack
  • savvy
  • sense
  • sentiment
  • talent
  • tendency
  • faculty
  • gift
  • know-how
  • nose
  • predisposition
  • proclivity
  • urge
  • funny feeling
  • gut reaction
  • sixth sense
See also synonyms for: instincts
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antonyms for instinct

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  • inability
  • incapacity
  • lack
  • disinclination
  • knowledge
  • reason
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How to use instinct in a sentence

It could have made Tristan question everything he was doing and doubt all of his instincts.
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We definitely knew it was about the human instinct for companionship and love, and the human instinct for a social contract — believing and trusting people.
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I think it’s got a lot of great knowledge on how to keep yourself safe and trust your instincts.
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You just have a gut instinct and a lot of experience to be able to try and guide it in that way.
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Perhaps you have an instinct that analyzing a certain data set would yield interesting results.
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The instinct may be to cut down on marketing budgets to save money, but extreme changes in paid search strategies can have long-lasting effects on performance.
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It seems to be a true instinct which comes before education and makes education possible.
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Imitation of the ways of their elders doubtless plays a part here, but it is aided by an instinct for adornment.
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Long before reason found the answer, instinct—swift, merciless interpreter—told him plainly.
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From the movement behind him Marius guessed almost by instinct that Garnache had drawn back for a lunge.
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WORDS RELATED TO INSTINCT

  • aptitude
  • capacity
  • docility
  • expertise
  • faculty
  • flair
  • forte
  • genius
  • gift
  • instinct
  • knack
  • proficiency
  • smarts
  • academics
  • advisers
  • bodies
  • clinics
  • colleges
  • corps
  • departments
  • employees
  • institutes
  • literati
  • mentors
  • organizations
  • pedagogues
  • personnel
  • professorates
  • profs
  • researchers
  • scholars
  • societies
  • staffs
  • tutors
  • universities
  • workers
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.