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instinctive

in·stinc·tive

instinctive

pronunciation:
ihn stingk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or of the nature of instinct.
synonyms:
inborn, inherent, innate, instinctual
antonyms:
reasoned
similar words:
congenital, inbred, native, natural, unconscious
definition 2: prompted by or arising from, or as if from, instinct; impulsive.
an instinctive dislike of pretense
synonyms:
gut, impulsive, visceral
antonyms:
intentional
similar words:
automatic, brute, inherent, innate, intuitive, involuntary, native, natural, spontaneous, unlearned
derivation: instinctively (adv.)
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