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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke