Definition of instinctive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

instinctive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪnˈstɪŋktɪv//
 
 
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based on instinct, not thought or training instinctive knowledge She's an instinctive player. My instinctive reaction was to deny everything.
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adverb He knew instinctively that something was wrong.
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