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American English: /ˈɪnstɪŋ(k)t/
British English: /ˈɪnstɪŋ(k)t/

Translation of instinct in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • maternal/business instinct
    instinto maternal/para los negocios
    the instinct for survival
    el instinto de conservación or de supervivencia
    by instinct my first instinct was to escape
    mi primera reacción fue escapar
    all his instincts told him to remain silent
    su intuición le decía que era mejor callarse
    Example sentences
    • This is a sociable little animal with strong maternal instincts.
    • Valentin aims to balance the cubs' need for care and attention with the wild instincts the growing animals need for survival.
    • This instinct caused animals to form close-knit, evenly spaced groups, as seen in real mammal herds and fish schools.
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