Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for perceptive 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. Origin of perceptive 1650–60;
-ive 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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Related Words for perceptively warmly
understandingly Examples from the Web for perceptively Historical Examples of perceptively Perceptively I shudder in the awful remembrance of their occasion, and the day may come when they will be needed once more.
I stopped long enough to check the Bonanza .375 both visually and
perceptively and then loaded it full. British Dictionary definitions for perceptively 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 perceptively 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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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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