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counter-intuitive

adjective 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 yacht is counter-intuitive - you push the tiller the opposite way to the way you want to go.
Translations of “counter-intuitive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反直覺的, 與預期相反的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反直觉的, 与预期相反的…
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