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instinctual

105 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, knee jerk, 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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