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Synonyms for intuition
ˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən, -tyu-in·tu·ition

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intuition

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, knowledge, learning, light, lore, perception, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intuition

    Synonyms:
    instinct, apprehension, recognition, insight

    Antonyms:
    information, learning, instruction, elaboration, acquirement, induction, experience

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuitionnoun

    instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

    Synonyms:
    hunch, suspicion

  2. intuition, hunch, suspicionnoun

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

    Synonyms:
    suspiciousness, hunch, suspicion, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intuitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    immediate perception (by the intellect), immediate knowledge, instinctive knowledge, direct cognition, apprehension at first sight

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intuition":

    hunch, instinct, insight, gut

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How to use intuition in a sentence?

  1. Scott Huettel:

    I'd be very surprised if the algorithm ... has anything more than just superficial analogy to what we would call human intuition.

  2. Katherine Anne Porter:

    I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always.

  3. Gordana Biernat:

    Intuition is the ability to cover a greater "area" of Reality with your awareness.

  4. Dr. Jonas Salk:

    Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    The only real valuable thing is intuition.


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