instinctive

[in-stingk-tiv] /ɪnˈstɪŋk tɪv/
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-uh l] /ɪnˈstɪŋk tʃu əl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1640–50; instinct1 + -ive
Related forms
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
Synonyms
2. spontaneous, intuitive, unpremeditated.
British Dictionary definitions for more instinctual
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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