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automatic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of automatic

  1. 1 done instantly and without conscious thought or decision Carl's automatic use of the brakes narrowly averted a collision Synonyms of automatic instinctive, instinctual, involuntary, knee-jerk, mechanic, mechanical, robotic, spontaneous Words Related to automatic conditioned, natural, Pavlovian, reactive, reflex, simple, subliminal, unconscious, unforced, visceral; blind, inadvertent, unintended, unintentional, unwilling, unwitting; abrupt, quick, ready, sudden; ad-lib, extemporaneous, extempore, impromptu, improvised, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, snap, spur-of-the-moment, unconsidered, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprompted, unreasoned, unrehearsed, unstudied; casual, chance, chancy, haphazard, hasty, hit-or-miss, impetuous, impulsive, mindless, random, rash Near Antonyms of automatic calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, designed, intended, intentional, predetermined, prepared, projected, refined, rehearsed, volitional, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful); advised, aforethought, careful, considered, foresighted, forethoughtful, measured, meticulous, reasoned, studied, thoughtful Antonyms of automatic nonmechanical

  2. 2 designed to replace or decrease human labor and especially physical labor liked the ease of an automatic CD changer Synonyms of automatic automated, laborsaving, robotic, self-acting, self-operating, self-regulatingWords Related to automatic mechanical, motorized, nonmanual; computerized; aiding, helping; easing, relieving; time-saving; semiautomaticAntonyms of automatic nonautomated, nonautomatic

Synonym Discussion of automatic

spontaneous, impulsive, instinctive, automatic, mechanical mean acting or activated without deliberation. spontaneous implies lack of prompting and connotes naturalness.
    • a spontaneous burst of applause
impulsive implies acting under stress of emotion or spirit of the moment.
    • impulsive acts of violence
instinctive stresses action involving neither judgment nor will.
    • blinking is an instinctive reaction
automatic implies action engaging neither the mind nor the emotions and connotes a predictable response.
    • his denial was automatic
mechanical stresses the lifeless, often perfunctory character of the response.
    • a mechanical teaching method


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