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counter-intuitiveadjective

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 Learners 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…
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