from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Contrary to what intuition or common sense would indicate: "Scientists made clear what may at first seem counterintuitive, that the capacity to be pleasant toward a fellow creature is ... hard work” ( Natalie Angier).
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- adj. Contrary to intuition or common sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. contrary to what common sense would suggest
From counter- + intuitive. (Wiktionary)