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  1. not perceptive; lacking perception.
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Origin of imperceptive

First recorded in 1655–65; im-2 + perceptive
Related formsim·per·cep·tiv·i·ty, im·per·cep·tive·ness, noun
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  • Nevertheless, it was strange that he should be so imperceptive of her charms.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

    Waldron Baily

British Dictionary definitions for imperceptive


adjective Also: impercipient (ˌɪmpə-ˈsɪpɪənt)
  1. lacking in perception; obtuse
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Derived Formsimperception, nounimperceptively, adverbimperceptivity, imperceptiveness or impercipience, noun
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