Share this entry

killer instinct Line breaks: kill¦er in|stinct

Definition of killer instinct in English:

noun

A ruthless determination to succeed or win: he had that hunger, that killer instinct he urged his players to find their killer instinct
More example sentences
  • I don't have the killer instinct or that degree of ruthlessness which you need to succeed on your own.
  • He still has the killer instinct and no patience, but he does his fighting in boardrooms.
  • But a mature respect for the competition tempers the killer instinct.

Definition of killer instinct in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkɒnfɪdant
noun
a person with whom one shares a secret...