from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct.
  • adj. Arising from impulse; spontaneous and unthinking: an instinctive mistrust of bureaucrats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. related to or prompted by instinct
  • adj. driven by impulse, spontaneous and without thinking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to instinct; derived from, or prompted by, instinct; of the nature of instinct; determined by natural impulse or propensity; acting or produced without reasoning, deliberation, instruction, or experience; spontaneous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Prompted by or of the nature of instinct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct


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