counterintuitive

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counterintuitive

[koun-ter-in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-]
adjective
counter to what intuition would lead one to expect: The direction we had to follow was counterintuitive—we had to go north first before we went south.

Origin:
1960–65; counter- + intuitive

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counterintuitive (ˌkaʊntərɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  (of an idea, proposal, etc) seemingly contrary to common sense
2.  intelligence collected about enemy espionage

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counterintuitive
also counter-intuitive, 1955, from counter- + intuitive.
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Example sentences
It seems counterintuitive for anyone to invest in commercial real estate these
  days.
The idea that they might also prevent disease is counterintuitive.
Now, a pair of biomechanics researchers has offered a scientific explanation of
  how this counterintuitive tactic worked.
On the surface, the theory may seem counterintuitive.
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