Adjectives for Instinct | Words to describe Instinct

  • Little
  • Irrepressible
  • Childish
  • Social
  • Alleged
  • Hereditary
  • Harmless
  • Wonderful
  • Pure
  • Professional
  • Mystical
  • Prophetic
  • Maternal
  • Unerring
  • Modest
  • Vague
  • Natural
  • Marvellous
  • Primordial
  • Tribal
  • Cruel
  • Common
  • English
  • Barbarous
  • Passionate
  • Locomotive
  • First
  • Blind
  • Crazy
  • Own
  • Old
  • Inherited
  • Fine
  • Powerful
  • Deep
  • Strange
  • Home-Making
  • Certain
  • Pugnacious
  • Subtle
  • Sexual
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    • 1. But what is the condition under which the pugnacious instinct of the female is rendered susceptible to stimulation? 🔊
    • 2. Had he some mystical instinct that it is just such accidental and irrational wealth that is the doom of all peasantries? 🔊
    • 3. Is it more than the passionate instinct of the heart that cannot bear the thought that it may cease to be? 🔊
    • 4. And yet she felt vaguely puzzled, as if some fine instinct in her divined something, she knew not what, beneath the surface. 🔊
    • 5. She could talk of persons, and never gossip; for she had a fine instinct that kept her from any reality, and from any effect of treachery. 🔊
    • 6. Jeckie, wherever she got it from, had a natural instinct for attracting custom, and an almost uncanny intuition as to suiting their tastes. 🔊
    • 7. It is a question, in fact, whether even in the state of savagery any pure instinct for killing ever played a considerable part. 🔊
    • 8. To a man with little instinct for luxury and no spending tastes, twenty or thirty thousand dollars a year was an income far outstripping his needs. 🔊
    • 9. Now it bent disobedient to his will, with the blind instinct of certain animals that shrink and hide their faces, thinking thus to avoid danger. 🔊
    • 10. In every case some obstacle intervened, until the Countess was more than ever persuaded that her first instinct had been right. 🔊
    • 11. I told Sarah so, but she had a hereditary instinct for bringing the silver to the bedroom, and insisted. 🔊
    • 12. The old instinct of the man who lives much in the open, telling him danger is close at hand, was stirring at the roots of his hair. 🔊
    • 13. The home-making instinct was so strongly developed in Mary that her share in the labor of cooking and baking became a pleasure. 🔊
    • 14. Music, apart from its immense influence on the nervous system in general, seems sometimes to exercise a special action on the sexual instinct. 🔊
    • 15. As if obeying a common instinct, they both stopped and, bending slightly over the balustrade of the river, looked into the flowing water. 🔊
    • 16. Looking back now, I am inclined to think it was a prophetic instinct that warned him of what was to come upon him through my instrumentality. 🔊
    • 17. The trouble with you, my dear Powhatan, is that you are still in the village stage of the social instinct. 🔊
    • 18. The world had not become acquainted with him, but with the prophetic instinct of a true woman she discovered, as she has since developed, the mine. 🔊
    • 19. His patience only masked a keen, swift-moving, scheming brain, packed to the uttermost with a wonderful instinct for detection. 🔊
    • 20. Ashley had the tact, sprung of his English instinct for moderation, not to express his good intentions too directly. 🔊
    • 21. The alleged instinct was regarded as the whisper of Providence; the stranger became an object of universal interest and curiosity. 🔊
    • 22. Her maternal instinct, also, is very strong, and that simple structure of dead twigs and dry grass is the centre of much anxious solicitude. 🔊
    • 23. That he was caught fast in the web of the tribal instinct, Corinna realized as perfectly as if she had seen the net closing visibly round him. 🔊
    • 24. Here Duncan carefully examined the ground, and with the almost unerring instinct of his class, decided rightly as to the way the scouts had gone. 🔊
    • 25. As to Poetry, with a fine instinct we generally begin by writing verse, because verse is the last thing that the public want to read. 🔊
    • 26. He felt for her a mingled passion for her beauty and a lust for conquest of her resistant spirit that fed every base and cruel instinct of his nature. 🔊
    • 27. But another love in the soul, be it music, literature, art, mathematics, or the maternal instinct, is insurance against total beggary. 🔊
    • 28. Secondly, because God has created man for society, He has implanted in him an irrepressible instinct of communion with his brother men. 🔊
    • 29. When they crossed our threshold, some remnant of the barbarous instinct of hospitality compelled us to receive them with civility, if not with cordiality. 🔊
    • 30. There is no doubt the arbitrary suppression of the sexual instinct must be acknowledged as the source of nervous injury while indulgence may lead to disease and misery. 🔊
    • 31. But the simple manoeuvre of cutting down the prices of his rivals was only a taste of the unerring instinct for business that was later to make him as much feared as respected in the trade. 🔊
    • 32. In respect to their pride and ambition to govern, all men have that, for this is our most powerful instinct; and the priests of all times and countries have had it. 🔊
    • 33. It is intended to be used with children during the age when they especially delight in the making of collections, and is intended to turn to a definite use this childish instinct. 🔊
    • 34. Nothing stood in her way; nothing but that deep instinct for truth on which, it seemed to her now, most of her associations with men had been wrecked. 🔊
    • 35. Was it impossible, even by the most patient search, to discover some justification of the formlessness of the age, of the crazy instinct for ugliness? 🔊
    • 36. In the matter of war and head-hunting the effect of the Spaniard was to intensify the natural instinct of the Igorot in and about Bontoc pueblo. 🔊
    • 37. It was there between them, and it was as if, not turning from it, she yet pointed to something beyond and above it, something that it was his deep instinct to evade and hers to show him. 🔊
    • 38. It was perhaps a harmless instinct enough which caused her to draw a little nearer still to him with fear, as the thunder crashed overhead and the ground beneath their feet rocked. 🔊
    • 39. He did not really know why, but it was, perhaps, with some of that strange instinct that makes the criminal haunt the homes of those he has once injured, and means to injure more. 🔊
    • 40. If my locomotive instinct has been brought into play in India, as you suggest, my constructive organs are likely to have their share of exercise. 🔊
    • 41. It was a something well known amongst them, but known without words, and as by a subtle instinct, for no man who had experienced it ever spoke willingly about it afterwards. 🔊
    • 42. The officers were urging their prisoner forward, grinning and nodding to each other, whilst several voices from the crowd shouted abusively at the poltroon whose first instinct was to betray his associate. 🔊
    • 43. The truth was, when a man loved, every other man became his enemy, not excepting her father: the primordial instinct has survived all the applications of veneer. 🔊
    • 44. For a moment his small eyes bulged like currants in the suet of his face; the next, he had pocketed his pistols on a professional instinct, and was upon us with his fists. 🔊
    • 45. And we have a certain instinct, that where is great amount of life, though gross and peccant, it has its own checks and purifications, and will be found at last in harmony with moral laws. 🔊
    • 46. His horse had found its way to the water before him, drawn by some sure and marvellous instinct, and now had drawn close again to the pool, gazing across at its master with mild recognizing eyes. 🔊
    • 47. With the freshness faded from his own heart and the "songs of the morning" long forgotten, this modest instinct to allot to himself the beautiful and the ideal remains deeply rooted in the best and worst of men. 🔊
    • 48. My own instinct is to think there is; that if my researches could be followed far enough it would be found that some horrible parody of hay fever, some effect analogous to that of pollen, would explain all the facts. 🔊
    • 49. The same inherited instinct made him leap within the swing of the rifle and clutch at the mountaineer's throat. 🔊
    • 50. Susan Benson had a vague instinct with regard to the real facts of the case, but even she mustered up courage to ask Amanda once how the wonderful matter came about. 🔊

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