counterintuitive definition

  • adjective:
    • Contrary to what intuition or common sense would indicate: "Scientists made clear what may at first seem counterintuitive, that the capacity to be pleasant toward a fellow creature is ... hard work” ( Natalie Angier).
    • As opposed to intuition or common sense.
    • unlike what wise practice indicate
    • As Opposed To exactly what instinct or good judgment would suggest: "Boffins clarified just what may at first sound counterintuitive, that ability to be pleasant toward a fellow creature is ... hard work” ( Natalie Angier).
    • despite instinct or good judgment.
    • despite exactly what commonsense would suggest

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