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Borrowed from Middle French intuitif, from Medieval Latin intuitivus, from Latin intueri.
intuitive (comparative more intuitive, superlative most intuitive)
- Spontaneous, without requiring conscious thought.
- 2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 74:
- Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
- 2013 February 16, Laurie Goodstein, “Cardinals Size Up Potential Candidates for New Pope”, in NYTimes.com:
- These impressions [of potential papal candidates], collected from interviews with a variety of church officials and experts, may influence the very intuitive, often unpredictable process the cardinals will use to decide who should lead the world’s largest church.
- The intuitive response turned out to be correct.
- Easily understood or grasped by intuition.
- Designing software with an intuitive interface can be difficult.
- Having a marked degree of intuition.
- 2019, Justin Blackburn, The Bisexual Christian Suburban Failure Enlightening Bipolar Blues, page 21:
- I'm real intuitive, everyone is, we're just conditioned not to trust it.
automatic, without requiring conscious thought
intuitive (plural intuitives)
- One who has (especially parapsychological) intuition.
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