What does the word instinctive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Instinctively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Spontaneous.

Usage examples for instinctive

  1. An instinctive suspicion almost made Hugh refuse the loan; he felt as if he would rather be indebted to any man alive than to the person who offered it; but he was so fearfully " hard up" that he had not the courage to decline. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  2. She had not grown used to the novelty of being included, but any instinctive objections to the plan were promptly silenced by Mrs. Condor's enthusiastic approval. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  3. And first of all, but for the instinctive sense of danger the telegraph wires would never have spoken a warning to my excited fancy; and this manifest feeling of apprehension, though I strove hard to conceal it, held the man in the box at bay. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
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