Synonyms and Antonyms of instincts
a usually innate ability or desire to perform a specific activity
- Pouncing on mice is a cat's natural instinct.
- We needed all of our survival instincts to make it through the weeks lost at sea.
affinities, biases, dispositions, habitudes, impulses, inclinations, leanings, partialities, penchants, predilections, predispositions, proclivities, propensities, tendencies, turns
drives, needs, urges
capabilities, competences, facilities, proficiencies, skills
capacities, faculties, potentials, powers
fortes, specialisms, specialities, specialties
aptitudes, bents, endowments, faculties, flairs, geniuses (or genii), gifts, heads, knacks, talents