counterintuitive

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From counter- +‎ intuitive.

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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkaʊntəɹɪnˈtuɪtɪv/, [ˌkʰaʊɾ̃ɚɪnˈtʰuɪɾɪv]
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counterintuitive (comparative more counterintuitive, superlative most counterintuitive)

  1. Contrary to intuition or common sense.
    • 2015, James Lambert, “Lexicography as a teaching tool: A Hong Kong case study”, in Lan Li, Jamie McKeown and Liming Liu, editors, Dictionaries and corpora: Innovations in reference science. Proceedings of ASIALEX 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, page 146:
      With the students who worked on drafts in class, a number of aspects of lexicography proved challenging and counterintuitive.

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