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Synonyms for counterintuitive
ˌkaʊn tər ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-coun·ter·in·tu·itive

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  1. counterintuitiveadjective


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  1. counterintuitiveadjective

    contrary to what common sense would suggest

    sensible, reasonable

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  1. Lauren Greenfield:

    One of the insights I took from this process was that the compliments we so frequently and often unconsciously bestow on girls can actually have a negative effect and even become a source of pain and disempowerment, while counterintuitive, compliments, especially the ones related to physical appearance like 'you're so cute; you're adorable,' were perceived as limiting and oppressive, making girls feel that the expectations on them were focused on their appearance and not on their abilities or what was inside.

  2. Milwaukee Brewers:

    Potential repercussions extend beyond any player seeking a thirst-quencher to his family, teammates, opponents and even the sports ability to continue. Part of the motivation for good behavior might be the same thing that drives most things in baseball wins and losses. The defending NL East champion Braves were rocked at the start of camp by the positive tests. Their setback underscored the new weight of the annual preseason mantra, If we can stay healthy.... I think we all recognize that the team that is hit the least hard by the virus, thats able to keep themselves healthy out there, is going to have the best chance to compete, Houston Astros James Click Click said. For a major leaguer, its counterintuitive : Avoid crowds. Teamwork can help players adopt an appropriately low-key lifestyle. I just make Christian Yelich get me everything, man.

  3. Jay Timmons:

    I can't understand why an agency that helps business, creates jobs, provides opportunities for Americana and helps us compete internationally is something that a certain group of Republicans want to take down, it is totally counterintuitive from anything I've ever seen from an elected official who counts on the votes of folks who want those opportunities and jobs at home.

  4. Michael Blum:

    It's sort of counterintuitive, you think, in these flood-affected areas, these things should be wiped out. But really, things get wiped out, but they come back very quickly. They can become much more abundant than they were prior to flooding.

  5. Michael Grandner:

    It's counterintuitive, but spending time in bed awake turns the bed into the dentist's chair.

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