Also in·stinc·tu·al [in-stingk-choo-uh l] /ɪnˈstɪŋk tʃu əl/.
Origin of instinctive
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2. spontaneous, intuitive, unpremeditated.
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He says it is impossible because it would be a non-instinctive act, and, as is well known animals act only through instinct.Revolution and Other Essays
- of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
- conditioned so as to appear innatean instinctive movement in driving
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Word Origin and History for non-instinctive
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