- 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
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2. innate, inborn, natural.
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- resulting from intuitionan intuitive awareness
- of, characterized by, or involving intuition
Word Origin and History for unintuitively
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.
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