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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Acting in a way that one is born with and does not have to learn.

Usage examples (38)
  • We must put an end to blind, instinctive, sensory thought and feeling. We must take time to be human.
  • I should be inclined to argue that they are what we usually call the instinctive and impulsive actions.
  • So instinctive is our response to it that it has almost never been regarded as 'cultural' or 'educational.'
  • Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. for more
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