counterintuitive counterintuitive

Definition(s):

  • (adj) contrary to what common sense would suggest

Usage(s):

  1. It also represents the victory of a business model every bit as counterintuitive as Radiohead's.
  2. Meyssan's theories on the New York City attacks are even more counterintuitive.
  3. He also had a brilliant if counterintuitive marketing model: give the puzzle away.

News

  1. Bauer Launching Three New Titles

    In a counterintuitive move given the sorry state of newsstand sales , Bauer Publishing, the company behind single-copy staples like Woman’s World, In Touch and Life & Style Weekly, is launching three new newsstand magazines: women’s weekly Closer, tween title Girl’s World, and Celebrate with Woman’s World. All three are set to launch in the second half of the year. Closer, the biggest of the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: AdWeek

  2. Jeb Bush Isn't Quite Right About 'Fertile' Immigrants... Because of TV

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said immigration reform would help America in a speech at the Faith and Freedom Conference on Friday, saying, "Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population." The fertile-immigrants argument seemed a little off-key, in part because it's a counterintuitive strategy for selling immigration ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

    Claims like low sodium, low fat and low calorie on snacks are decreasing which seems counterintuitive given action is being taken by manufacturers, said the director of innovation and insights at Mintel.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

Quotes

  1. "If you want to search, you want to search. The idea that you have to bring up a search box I think is counterintuitive," said Sky Dayton, Helio's chief executive.
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Sky Dayton Source: FOX News

  2. With understandable asperity, Scalia said: "The notion that this modest limitation upon an extraordinary benefit violates the First Amendment is, to say the least, counterintuitive."
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I have no idea," said Nader. "You have to ask the pollsters. It really is counterintuitive."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: FOXNews

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