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[ɪnstˈɪŋktɪv], [ɪnstˈɪŋktɪv], [ɪ_n_s_t_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_t_ɪ_v]

Synonyms for Instinctive:

intuitive (adjective)

artful, astute, canny, clever, crafty, cunning, far-sighted, insightful, instinctual, intuitive, shrewd, sly, sophisticated, tricky, wily.

Other synonyms and related words:

Willy Nilly, abrupt, accidental, accidentally, accustomed, ad-lib, aimless, always, animal, animalian, animalic, animalistic, anterior to reason, arbitrary, artless, atavistic, automatic, automatically, basic, beastlike, beastly, bestial, blind, bodily, born, brutal, brute, brute instinct, brutelike, brutish, by seat of one's pants, coeval, coeval with birth, coincidental, compulsive, conditioned, conditioned response, congenital, congenite, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, customarily, deaf, deep-rooted, deep-seated, derived from within, devil-may-care, dull, dumb, emotional, essential, evenly, extemporaneous, extempore, foolhardy, forced, free, freewill, frequently, fundamental, generally, genetic, genetous, gratuitous, greatly, gut, habitual, habitually, haematobious, hazarded, headlong, heartfelt, heedless, hereditary, highly, immanent, immediate, impetuous, implanted, impromptu, improvisate, improvisatory, improvise, improvised, impulsive, in the blood, in the grain, inadvertently, inborn, inbred, incarnate, incidentally, indeliberate, independent of reason, indigenous, individual, ingenerate, ingenite, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, insensate, insensitive, inspirational, instant, instantaneous, instinct, instinctively, internal, intestinal, intrinsic, intrinsical, intuitional, involuntarily, involuntary, inward, inwrought, irrational, libidinal, lifelike, loose, machine-like, madcap, material, mechanic, mechanical, methodically, mindless, most, naive, native, native to, natural, natural to, naturally, nonrational, normal, normally, not adopted, oblivious, off the cuff, offhand, often, organic, perfunctory, personal, physical, planned, precipitate, primal, quick, radical, random, rash, raw, really, reckless, reflex, reflexive, regular, regularly, robot-like, robotic, rooted, routine, routinely, rude, second nature, self-generated, senseless, snap, spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment, steadily, stimulus-response loop, subconscious, subhuman, subjective, subliminal, sudden, swift, syngenic, temperamental, thoroughbred, thoughtful, thoughtless, triggered, truly, typical, unaware, unbidden, uncalculated, unconditioned, unconnected, unconscious, unconscious of, unconsidered, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undesigned, unfeeling, unforced, unguarded, unguided, unheedful, unheeding, unhesitating, uniformly, uninhibited, unintelligent, unintended, unintentional, unlearned, unmannered, unmeditated, unmindful, unorganized, unplanned, unpredictable, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprompted, unreasoning, unrehearsed, unscheduled, unstudied, untaught, unthinking, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, usually, vague, very, very much, virtual, visceral, voluntary, wild, willing, zoic, zooidal, zoologic, zoological.

Rhymes for Instinctive:

  1. distinctive;

Quotes for Instinctive:

  1. I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive F. Murray Abraham.
  2. An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor. Alan Bates.
  3. There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game. Delia Smith.