Definition of instinctive in English:

instinctive

Syllabification: in·stinc·tive
Pronunciation: /inˈstiNG(k)tiv
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

instinctively

adverb
More example sentences
  • Yet he is also instinctively attracted to that which reminds him of England, or Europe.
  • They heard the thunderous sound of the first blast, and instinctively sank to the ground.
  • Women over the years have been doing it, because it comes to them instinctively.

Usage

Instinctive and instinctual both mean ‘relating to or prompted by instinct; unlearned, natural, automatic.’ Instinctual (like processual and other similar formations) is a variant usually found in learned journals of the social sciences.

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