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
All this is not Japanese, but from such accident is Japanese art inspired, with its good luck of perceptiveness.The Colour of Life|Alice Meynell
Bully Rawson, with all his faults, had the saving grace of perceptiveness, wherefore the bright idea remained unpropounded.A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for perceptiveness
Word Origin and History for perceptiveness
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.