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Meaning of counterintuitive

coun•ter•in•tu•i•tive

Pronunciation: (koun"tur-in-t'i-tiv, -ty'-), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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