- perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
- perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition: intuitive knowledge.
- having or possessing intuition: an intuitive person.
- capable of being perceived or known by intuition.
- easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction: an intuitive design; an intuitive interface.
Origin of intuitive
Synonyms for intuitiveSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for intuitiveperceptive, emotional, visceral, spontaneous, innate, automatic, direct, habitual, immediate, inherent, involuntary, natural, understood, untaught, instinctual, unreflecting
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Contemporary Examples of intuitive
More than any other media proprietor, Rupert Murdoch had an intuitive revelation about the value of news as a commodity.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
He began painting what he would call “intuitive abstractions,” and “cosmic cubism.”A Gay American Artist in Kaiser’s Berlin
Sarah Bay Williams
August 10, 2014
It seemed to me that in spite of her lack of previous training she had an intuitive gift for language.What Did Lupita Nyong’o’s Classmates at Yale Think of Her?
March 13, 2014
It feels so fresh and yet so intuitive—why hasn't this been done before?New Site RYOT Combines Breaking News With Activism
July 25, 2013
Our country is at an intuitive fixed point that may or may not be as far along as we imagined.Christopher Darden Believes There May Be Justice Yet for Trayvon
Christopher A. Darden, Michele Noble
July 15, 2013
Historical Examples of intuitive
She had an intuitive feeling that unless she moved he would not perceive her.Quaint Courtships
Instantly she bent far over toward him with intuitive scrutiny.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
But I never said a word about an intuitive sense of right and wrong.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
This may be called the intuitive or subconscious judgment of woman.The Sexual Question
But his intuitive sagacity was often remarkable, and his humour, sweet and pathetic.The Book of Khalid
- resulting from intuitionan intuitive awareness
- of, characterized by, or involving intuition
Word Origin and History for intuitive
1640s, from Middle French intuitif or directly from Medieval Latin intuitivus, from intuit-, past participle stem of intueri "look at, consider" (see intuition). Related: Intuitively; intuitiveness.