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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Words for perceptiveness eye
percipience Examples from the Web for perceptiveness Historical Examples of perceptiveness
He told, too, a good story, which shows the
perceptiveness of Indians.
Bully Rawson, with all his faults, had the saving grace of
perceptiveness, wherefore the bright idea remained unpropounded.
All this is not Japanese, but from such accident is Japanese art inspired, with its good luck of
perceptiveness. British Dictionary definitions for perceptiveness quick at perceiving; observant perceptual able to perceive Derived Forms perceptively, adverb perceptiveness or perceptivity, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for perceptiveness 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
perceptiveness in Medicine 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.