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instinctual

104 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ɪnstˈɪŋkt͡ʃuːə͡l], [ɪnstˈɪŋkt‍ʃuːə‍l], [ɪ_n_s_t_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_tʃ_uː_əl]
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Synonyms for Instinctual:

intuitive (adjective)

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

Other synonyms and related words:

accidental, accustomed, animal, animalistic, arbitrary, atavistic, automatic, basic, beastly, bestial, bodily, born, brutal, brute, by seat of one's pants, coeval, coincidental, conditioned, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep-rooted, deep-seated, dumb, emotional, genetic, gut, habitual, heartfelt, hereditary, immediate, impetuous, impromptu, impulsive, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctively, intestinal, intrinsic, intuitional, involuntary, lifelike, mechanic, mechanical, mindless, native, natural, normal, offhand, organic, physical, primal, random, reflex, regular, robot-like, robotic, rooted, second nature, spontaneous, subconscious, subhuman, temperamental, thoughts, typical, unbidden, unconditioned, unconscious, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, unforced, unguarded, unintended, unintentional, unlearned, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprompted, unthinking, unwitting, visceral, zoological.

Quotes for Instinctual:

  1. The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. Sigmund Freud.
  2. Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go. Andy Garcia.
  3. I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid. William Scott.
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