counter-intuitive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “counter-intuitive” in the English Dictionary

"counter-intuitive" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˌkaʊn.tər.ɪnˈtjuː.ɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɚ.ɪnˈtuː.i.t̬ɪv/
Something that is counter-intuitive does not ​happen in the way you would ​expect it to: Steering a ​sailboat is counter-intuitive - you ​push the ​tiller the ​opposite way to the way you ​want to go.
(Definition of counter-intuitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “counter-intuitive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反直觉的, 与预期相反的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反直覺的, 與預期相反的…
What is the pronunciation of counter-intuitive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“counter-intuitive” in British English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More