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intuitive

Syllabification: in·tu·i·tive
Pronunciation: /inˈt(y)o͞oədiv
 
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Definition of intuitive in English:

adjective

1Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive: I had an intuitive conviction that there was something unsound in him
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
innate, inborn, inherent, natural, congenital;
unconscious, subconscious, right-brained, involuntary, visceral
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

intuitively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The real question is how the viewer instinctively, intuitively responds to a candidate.
  • They play instinctively and intuitively together, with an understanding that belies their youth.
  • When one acts from the heart, or intuitively, I feel that this is the Self.

intuitiveness

2
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.

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