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herd instinct

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Definition of herd instinct in English:

noun

An inclination in people or animals to behave or think like the majority: What makes them go? In my view, it’s the herd instinct
More example sentences
  • He gives solid reasons for denying that the sense of moral obligation could arise from a herd instinct, from social convention, or from a Freudian superego.
  • The origin of these summer traditions is a primal herd instinct, the urge to join with others in a festive act.
  • Unfortunately, thanks to the herd instinct in our current media culture, anyone who publicly raises this question is immediately labeled a conspiracy theorist.

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