counterintuitive

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adjective coun·ter·in·tu·i·tive \-in-ˈtü-ə-tiv, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of counterintuitive

  1. :  contrary to what one would intuitively expect As counterintuitive as it may seem, the universe has no center, and it has no boundary. — Jim Bell

counterintuitively

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Examples of counterintuitive in a sentence

  1. It may seem counterintuitive, but we do burn calories when we are sleeping.

1955

First Known Use of counterintuitive

1955


COUNTERINTUITIVE Defined for English Language Learners

counterintuitive

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adjective coun·ter·in·tu·i·tive \-in-ˈtü-ə-tiv, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of counterintuitive for English Language Learners

  • : different from what you would expect : not agreeing with what seems right or natural


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