half-instinctive

instinctive

[in-stingk-tiv]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of instinct.
2.
prompted by or resulting from or as if from instinct; natural; unlearned: an instinctive will to survive.
Also, instinctual [in-stingk-choo-uhl] .


Origin:
1640–50; instinct1 + -ive

instinctively, instinctually, adverb
half-instinctive, adjective
half-instinctively, adverb
noninstinctive, adjective
noninstinctively, adverb
noninstinctual, adjective
noninstinctually, adverb
semi-instinctive, adjective
semi-instinctively, adverb
uninstinctive, adjective
uninstinctively, adverb
uninstinctiveness, noun


2. spontaneous, intuitive, unpremeditated.
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instinctive or instinctual (ɪnˈstɪŋktɪv)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
2.  conditioned so as to appear innate: an instinctive movement in driving
 
instinctual or instinctual
 
adj
 
in'stinctively or instinctual
 
adv
 
in'stinctually or instinctual
 
adv

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