Definition of counterintuitive
: 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
counterintuitivelyplay \-lē\ adverb
Examples of counterintuitive in a sentence
It may seem counterintuitive, but we do burn calories when we are sleeping.
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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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