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imperceptive

[ im-per-sep-tiv ]
/ ˌɪm pərˈsɛp tɪv /
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adjective
not perceptive; lacking perception.
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Origin of imperceptive

First recorded in1655–65; im-2 + perceptive

OTHER WORDS FROM imperceptive

im·per·cep·tiv·i·ty, im·per·cep·tive·ness, noun
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How to use imperceptive in a sentence

  • Usually she found this kind of man very imperceptive and gross.

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  • Nevertheless, it was strange that he should be so imperceptive of her charms.

British Dictionary definitions for imperceptive

imperceptive
/ (ˌɪmpəˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective Also: impercipient (ˌɪmpə-ˈsɪpɪənt)
lacking in perception; obtuse

Derived forms of imperceptive

imperception, nounimperceptively, adverbimperceptivity, imperceptiveness or impercipience, noun
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