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Instinctive meaning in English

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Instinctive

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Adjective

1. instinctive, natural

unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct

Example Sentences:
'a cat's natural aversion to water'
'offering to help was as instinctive as breathing'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Instinctive

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adjective
1. 
of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
2. 
conditioned so as to appear innate
an instinctive movement in driving

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Instinctive

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adjective
1. 
of, or having the nature of, instinct
2. 
prompted or done by instinct

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Instinctive

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adj.
1. Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct: an instinctive ability to build a nest.
2.
a. Arising from impulse or natural inclination; done without thought or conscious effort; spontaneous: an instinctive sympathy for the downtrodden.
b. Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study: "Both men were instinctive masters at seizing unexpected openings and turning them into victories" (Nick Kotz).

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