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

adj spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency

“an intuitive revulsion”
self-generated, spontaneous
happening or arising without apparent external cause

adj obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

nonrational, visceral
illogical, unlogical
lacking in correct logical relation

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.