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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 ?
In nature every species of organic being instinctively adopts and practises those acts which most conduce to the prevalence or supremacy of its kind.
So they were all in all to each other, and came and went, quite unconscious of the interest they exited in those about them, who watched with sympathetic eyes the strong sister and the feeble one, always together, as if they felt instinctively that a long separation was not far away.
At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life--that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.
He instinctively felt that in this respect it would be troublesome--and also rather bad form--to strike out for himself.
The connection between all the forces of nature is felt instinctively.
It is quite possible that I appeared to be in a hurry because I was instinctively hasten- ing up on deck.
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.
Fix instinctively took the passport, and with a rapid glance read the description of its bearer.
May it not be that he loves chaos and destruction (there can be no disputing that he does sometimes love it) because he is instinctively afraid of attaining his object and completing the edifice he is constructing?
Instinctively he took refuge behind a thick oak stem, and set himself down, to watch what might occur.
I don't want to say good-bye," he answered, instinctively anxious to hide his tears.
Rostov had not the courage to persuade Denisov, though he instinctively felt that the way advised by Tushin and the other officers was the safest, and though he would have been glad to be of service to Denisov.