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in·stinc·tive

 (ĭn-stĭngk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct: an instinctive ability to build a nest.
2.
a. Arising from impulse or natural inclination; done without thought or conscious effort; spontaneous: an instinctive sympathy for the downtrodden.
b. Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study: "Both men were instinctive masters at seizing unexpected openings and turning them into victories" (Nick Kotz).

in·stinc′tive·ly adv.
Synonyms: instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, visceral
These adjectives refer to things that arise from a natural tendency or impulse: an instinctive desire to help others; an instinctual respect for authority; an intuitive feeling that something is wrong; a visceral reaction to the scandalous news.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.instinctively - as a matter of instinct; "he instinctively grabbed the knife"

instinctively

adverb intuitively, naturally, automatically, without thinking, involuntarily, by instinct, in your bones She instinctively knew all was not well with her baby.
Translations
بصورةٍ غَريزيَّه
instinktivně
ósjálfrátt
inštinktívne
nagonsko
içgüdüsel olarak

instinctively

[ɪnˈstɪŋktɪvlɪ] ADVinstintivamente, por instinto

instinctively

[ɪnˈstɪŋktɪvli] advinstinctivement

instinctively

advinstinktiv

instinctively

[ɪnˈstɪŋktɪvlɪ] advistintivamente, per istinto

instinct

(ˈinstiŋkt) noun
a natural tendency to behave or react in a particular way, without thinking and without having been taught. As winter approaches, swallows fly south from Britain by instinct; He has an instinct for saying the right thing.
inˈstinctive (-tiv) adjective
arising from instinct or from a natural ability. Blinking our eyes is an instinctive reaction when something suddenly comes close to them; I couldn't help putting my foot on the brake when I saw the other car coming towards me – it was instinctive.
inˈstinctively adverb
References in classic literature ?
The little girl was very sincere in all this, for being left alone outside the safe home nest, she felt the need of some kind hand to hold by so sorely that she instinctively turned to the strong and tender Friend, whose fatherly love most closely surrounds His little children.
Instinctively the man felt in him a glowing resentment of something he had not the courage to resent.
and he held up his hands instinctively to shield his face.
Antonia stuck her fork in the ground, and instinctively we walked toward that unploughed patch at the crossing of the roads as the fittest place to talk to each other.
At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life--that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.
The sisters shuddered and clung closer to each other, while Heyward instinctively laid his hand on one of the pistols he had just drawn from their holsters, as he placed himself between his charge and those dense shadows that seemed to draw an impenetrable veil before the bosom of the forest.
A suite of gorgeous furniture, whose pronounced and extravagant glories the young girls instinctively hid under home-made linen covers, had also been spoils from afar.
For an instant after entering the room, the guest stood still, retaining Hepzibah's hand instinctively, as a child does that of the grown person who guides it.
Then, gasping for breath, did Hester Prynne clutch the fatal token, instinctively endeavouring to tear it away, so infinite was the torture inflicted by the intelligent touch of Pearl's baby-hand.
I got hold of this; then, instinctively, instead of returning as I had come, went to the window.
for though it was a most unwonted hour, yet so impressive was the cry, and so deliriously exciting, that almost every soul on board instinctively desired a lowering.
But no sooner did his harpooneer stand up for the stroke, than all three tigers --Queequeg, Tashtego, Daggoo -- instinctively sprang to their feet, and standing in a diagonal row, simultaneously pointed their barbs; and darted over the head of the German harpooneer, their three Nantucket irons entered the whale.