Definition of counterintuitive
- As counterintuitive as it may seem, the universe has no center, and it has no boundary.
- —Jim Bell
It may seem counterintuitive, but we do burn calories when we are sleeping.
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: different from what you would expect : not agreeing with what seems right or natural
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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