Counterintuitive



[koun-ter-in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-] /ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-/

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

also counter-intuitive, 1955, from counter- + intuitive.

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