Adjective "intuitive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.
  1. 'She was a very intuitive actress and she never consciously worked on her part.'
  2. 'Rather it is an experience to be felt with intensity, it is intuitive, instinctive, wild.'
  3. 'People can reject dualism at a conscious level, but the intuitive sense that body and soul exist is here to stay.'
  4. 'In other words, scepticism is a serious problem only if it is not natural or intuitive.'
  5. 'The American public seems to have an intuitive sense for soft power even if the term is unfamiliar.'
  6. 'This simple answer seems to fit many of our intuitive convictions.'
  7. 'They may symbolise our more intuitive and instinctive parts or serve as messengers for the unconscious.'
  8. 'I found that she's a very intuitive, instinctive actress, she doesn't talk a lot of stuff about motivations.'
  9. 'The man has a great knowledge of 80's songs and boasts an intuitive feel for what the crowd want to hear.'
  10. 'This recognition is not automatic and intuitive; it has to be constructed.'
  11. 'This one is small enough to fit in ones coat pocket yet has easy to use, intuitive controls.'
  12. 'The feature set is rich, with a user interface that your users will find intuitive.'
  13. 'The sound output is excellent, and the user interface for the audio player is intuitive.'
  14. 'Controls are intuitive and well placed, making the game very easy to pick up and play.'
  15. 'All functions are intuitive and within easy reach, no matter what you want to do.'
  16. 'This incorporates a ‘sleek interface that is easy to navigate and intuitive to use’.'
  17. 'I like the keyboard, which has a great feel, and the layout is smart and intuitive.'
  18. 'The software is very intuitive to use, even for people who are not used to making music on a computer.'
  19. 'All I can say right now is that whatever we choose will be intuitive and easy to use for everyone.'
  20. 'On the other hand, screens on a Web site could be intuitive and navigable by anyone.'


1. perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.

2. perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition: intuitive knowledge.

3. having or possessing intuition: an intuitive person.

4. capable of being perceived or known by intuition.

5. easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction: an intuitive design; an intuitive interface.

More examples(as adjective)

"techniques can be intuitive to flukes."

"techniques can be intuitive to errors."

"people can be intuitive."

"judgements can be intuitive."

"appeals can be intuitive."

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Late 15th century (originally used of sight, in the sense ‘accurate, unerring’): from medieval Latin intuitivus, from Latin intueri (see intuit).