instinctive definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or encouraged by impulse.
    • Arising from impulse; spontaneous and unthinking: an instinctive mistrust of bureaucrats.
    • associated with or prompted by instinct
    • driven by impulse, spontaneous and without thinking.
    • Of or regarding instinct; produced from, or prompted by, instinct; of the nature of instinct; determined by normal impulse or tendency; acting or created without reasoning, deliberation, instruction, or knowledge; natural.
    • unthinking; prompted by (or as though by) impulse
  • others:
    • Prompted by or associated with nature of instinct.

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