counterintuitively


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coun·ter·in·tu·i·tive

 (koun′tər-ĭn-to͞o′ĭ-tĭv, -tyo͞o′-)
adj.
Contrary to what intuition or common sense would indicate: "Scientists made clear what may at first seem counterintuitive, that the capacity to be pleasant toward a fellow creature is ... hard work" (Natalie Angier).

coun′ter·in·tu′i·tive·ly adv.
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Adv.1.counterintuitively - in a counterintuitive manner
Translations
contre-intuitivement
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