Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved. having the power or faculty of perceiving. of, relating to, or showing perception. Related forms per·cep·tive·ly, adverb per·cep·tiv·i·ty, per·cep·tive·ness, noun non·per·cep·tive, adjective non·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb non·per·cep·tive·ness, noun non·per·cep·tiv·i·ty, noun self-per·cep·tive, adjective sem·i·per·cep·tive, adjective un·per·cep·tive, adjective un·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unperceptive Historical Examples Disquiet was in the air, and Char knew that only the unperceptive Trevellyan was unaware of an impending crisis. Even to Gilfain's unperceptive mind the opening for a sweeping lie seemed a trifle too wide. British Dictionary definitions for unperceptive quick at perceiving; observant perceptual able to perceive Derived Forms perceptively, adverb perceptiveness or perceptivity, noun
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Word Origin and History for unperceptive perceptive adj.
1650s, from Latin
percept-, past participle stem of percipere (see perceive) + -ive. In reference to intelligence from 1860. From mid-15c. as the name of a type of optical instrument. Related: Perceptively; perceptiveness.
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perceptive (pər-sĕp ′tĭv) Of or relating to perception. Having the ability to perceive. Keenly discerning. Related forms per′cep•tiv ( ′i•ty pûr′sĕp-tĭv) ′ĭ-tē n.
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