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English definition of “herd instinct”

herd instinct

noun [S]     disapproving
a situation in which people act like everyone else without considering the reason whyCustom, tradition and conformity
(Definition of herd instinct noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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