Counterintuitive vs. Unintuitive: What's the Difference?
Counterintuitive and Unintuitive Definitions
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).
Not intuitive, not easily graspable by intuition
Contrary to intuition or common sense.
In particular, counterintuitive; counter to what one's intuition expects.
Contrary to what common sense would suggest