If you’re intuitive, you can probably guess what this word means just by looking at it. No? Maybe you’re not so intuitive, after all. Intuitive means having the ability to understand or know something without any direct evidence or reasoning process.

Psychics are intuitive. So are mothers when they know you’re lying. A process can be said to be intuitive as well, if it can be easily learned without any prior training — like an easy-to-learn software program. In human beings, intuitiveness is often thought of as something more mystical, as in the ability psychics have to predict the future.

Definitions of intuitive
  1. adjective

    spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency

    intuitive revulsion”

    self-generated, spontaneous

    happening or arising without apparent external cause
  2. adjective

    obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

    nonrational, visceral

    illogical, unlogical

    lacking in correct logical relation

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