- When a piece of computer software just makes sense and is easy to use, this is an example of software that would be described asintuitive.
- When a mother just senses that something is wrong with her child, this is an example of anintuitive feeling.
The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
- having to do with intuition
- having, or perceiving by, intuition
- that is or can be perceived by intuition or common sense: an intuitive truth
Origin of intuitiveMedieval Latin intuitivus from Classical Latin intuitus
a person who is supposedly sensitive to forces beyond the physical world; psychic
- Of, relating to, or arising from intuition: “The greatest scientific thinkers are those who rely on sudden intuitive flashes to solve problems” ( Andrew Weil ) See Synonyms at instinctive.
- Possessing or demonstrating intuition: an intuitive thinker.
- Easily understood and simple to use: a web browser with an intuitive interface.
(comparative more intuitive, superlative most intuitive)
- One who has (especially parapsychological) intuition.
From Middle French intuitif, from Medieval Latin intuitivus