Associations to the word «Instinctive»


INSTINCTIVE, adjective. Related to or prompted by instinct
INSTINCTIVE, adjective. Driven by impulse, spontaneous and without thinking.
INSTINCTIVE DRIFT, noun. The tendency of an organism to revert to instinctive behaviors that can interfere with the conditioned response

Dictionary definition

INSTINCTIVE, adjective. Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley