Meaning of “instinctive” - Learner’s Dictionary

instinctive

adjective uk us /ɪnˈstɪŋktɪv/

behaving or reacting naturally and without thinking:

Her instinctive response was to fight back.
instinctively adverb

Kate knew instinctively that something was wrong.

(Definition of “instinctive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)