Origin of perceptive
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1. discerning, sensitive, keen, astute.
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Examples from the Web for perceptiveness
He told, too, a good story, which shows the perceptiveness of Indians.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
Bully Rawson, with all his faults, had the saving grace of perceptiveness, wherefore the bright idea remained unpropounded.A Secret of the Lebombo
All this is not Japanese, but from such accident is Japanese art inspired, with its good luck of perceptiveness.The Colour of Life
- quick at perceiving; observant
- able to perceive
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Word Origin and History for perceptiveness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to perception.
- Having the ability to perceive.
- Keenly discerning.
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