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intuitive

[in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-] /ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
2.
perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition:
intuitive knowledge.
3.
having or possessing intuition:
an intuitive person.
4.
capable of being perceived or known by intuition.
5.
easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction: an intuitive design;
an intuitive interface.
Origin of intuitive
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin intuitīvus. See intuition, -ive
Related forms
intuitively, adverb
intuitiveness, noun
nonintuitive, adjective
nonintuitively, adverb
nonintuitiveness, noun
quasi-intuitive, adjective
quasi-intuitively, adverb
unintuitive, adjective
unintuitively, adverb
Synonyms
2. innate, inborn, natural.
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  • Hayden felt as if in some peculiar, intuitive sort of way, he had expected this from the first.

    The Silver Butterfly Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • She had an intuitive feeling that unless she moved he would not perceive her.

  • Is this primarily learned by experience; or is it an intuitive conviction, which conditions experience.

  • Instantly she bent far over toward him with intuitive scrutiny.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
  • He knew that they knew him more thoroughly than he did himself, and shrank from the intuitive vision of these small clairvoyants.

    Cressy Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for intuitive

intuitive

/ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
resulting from intuition: an intuitive awareness
2.
of, characterized by, or involving intuition
Derived Forms
intuitively, adverb
intuitiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for intuitive
adj.

1640s, from Middle French intuitif or directly from Medieval Latin intuitivus, from intuit-, past participle stem of intueri "look at, consider" (see intuition). Related: Intuitively; intuitiveness.

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