Meaning of “herd instinct” in the English Dictionary

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"herd instinct" in British English

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herd instinctnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈhɜːd ˌɪn.stɪŋkt/ us /ˈhɝːd ˌɪn.stɪŋkt/ disapproving

a situation in which people act like everyone else without considering the reason why

(Definition of “herd instinct” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)