instinctively


instinctively

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of instinct.
  2. prompted by or resulting from or as if from instinct; natural; unlearned: an instinctive will to survive.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
  2. conditioned so as to appear innatean instinctive movement in driving
adj.

1610s (implied in instinctively), from Latin instinct-, past participle stem of instinguere (see instinct) + -ive. Related: Instinctiveness.

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