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instinctive

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