Definition of intuitive in English:

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intuitive

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv/

adjective

1Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive: his intuitive understanding of the readers' real needs
More example sentences
  • They may symbolise our more intuitive and instinctive parts or serve as messengers for the unconscious.
  • It is an intuitive and instinctive art that does not need school tutoring.
  • In fact, I think it is partly based on an intuitive phenomenon, which any theory of consciousness has to accommodate.
Synonyms
instinctive, intuitional, instinctual;
innate, inborn, inherent, untaught, unlearned, natural, congenital, inbuilt, built-in, ingrown;
automatic, unconscious, subconscious, involuntary, spontaneous, impulsive, unthinking
informal gut
1.1(Chiefly of computer software) easy to use and understand.
Example sentences
  • It has an easy to use, intuitive user interface and state of the art design tools.
  • The software is very intuitive to use, even for people who are not used to making music on a computer.
  • Once you start printing there's an intuitive piece of software to help you change the printer's settings for each print job.

Derivatives

intuitiveness

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪvnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • She stands toe to toe with her male counterparts and brings to the boardroom all the intuitiveness and multi-tasking abilities she is reputed for, inevitably impacting the quality of decision-making.
  • Parenting, mothering in particular, requires a subtle intuitiveness for which there can never be adequate preparation in any job.
  • One applies the topical adhesive with the same intuitiveness as drawing on a tablet.

Origin

Late 15th century (originally used of sight, in the sense 'accurate, unerring'): from medieval Latin intuitivus, from Latin intueri (see intuit).

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