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instinctive

in·stinc·tive

instinctive

 
pronunciation:
ihn stingk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with instinct.
It is instinctive behavior for beavers to build dams.
synonyms:
inborn, instinctual
similar words:
native, natural, unconscious
definition 2: caused by, or as if by, instinct; impulsive.
He had an instinctive understanding of how to be a good parent.
synonyms:
impulsive
antonyms:
intentional
similar words:
automatic, involuntary, native, natural, spontaneous
derivation: instinctively (adv.)
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