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English definition of “instinctive”

instinctive

adjective     /ɪnˈstɪŋk.tɪv/
Instinctive behaviour or reactions are not thought about, planned, or developed by training: an instinctive reactionInnate and congenitalGeneticsNot expected or planned instinctively     /-li/ adverb She knew instinctively that he was dangerous.Not expected or plannedInnate and congenitalGenetics
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