intuitive (adj.) 1640s, from M.Fr. intuitif or directly from M.L. intuitivus, from intuit-, pp. stem of intueri "look at, consider" (see INTUITION (Cf. intuition)). Related: Intuitively; intuitiveness.

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  • intuitive — [adj] instinctive automatic, direct, emotional, habitual, immediate, inherent, innate, instinctual, involuntary, natural, perceptive, spontaneous, understood, unreflecting, untaught, visceral; concept 402 Ant. calculated, meditated, reasoned,… …   New thesaurus

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