UK [ɪnˈtjuːətɪv] / US [ɪnˈtuɪtɪv] adjective
a) based on your feelings rather than on facts or evidence

an intuitive guess/judgment/understanding

b) capable of basing decisions, actions etc on feelings rather than on facts or evidence

His temperament is more intuitive than scientific.

2) an intuitive system, method, piece of software etc is easy to use because the process of operating it is very obvious

The new version has a more intuitive user interface.

Derived word:

She had sensed, intuitively, that Lorenzo was interested in her.

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • intuitive — adjective Date: circa 1645 1. a. known or perceived by intuition ; directly apprehended < had an intuitive awareness of his sister s feelings > b. knowable by intuition < intuitive truths > c. based on or agreeing with intuition < intuitive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • intuitive — in|tu|i|tive [ ın tuıtıv ] adjective 1. ) based on your feelings instead of on facts or evidence: an intuitive guess/judgment/understanding a ) capable of basing decisions, actions, etc. on feelings instead of on facts or evidence: His… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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