Instinctive definition

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Prompted or done by or as if by instinct.
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Of, or having the nature of, instinct.
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Arising from impulse or natural inclination; done without thought or conscious effort; spontaneous.

An instinctive sympathy for the downtrodden.

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Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study.
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Related to or prompted by instinct.
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Driven by impulse, spontaneous and without thinking.
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Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct.

An instinctive ability to build a nest.

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The definition of instinctive is something ingrained or something you just know, rather than something you have to be taught.

A mother's love for her baby is an example of something that would be described as instinctive.

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