[ per-sep-tiv ]
/ pərˈsɛp tɪv /
per·cep·tive·ly, adverbper·cep·tiv·i·ty, per·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·per·cep·tive, adjectivenon·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb
non·per·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·per·cep·tiv·i·ty, nounself-per·cep·tive, adjectivesem·i·per·cep·tive, adjectiveun·per·cep·tive, adjectiveun·per·cep·tive·ly, adverb
Can be confusedperceptible perceptive
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British Dictionary definitions for unperceptive
/ (pəˈsɛptɪv) /
quick at perceiving; observant
able to perceive
Derived Formsperceptively, adverbperceptiveness or perceptivity, noun
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Word Origin and History for unperceptive
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
Medicine definitions for unperceptive
[ pər-sĕp′tĭv ]
Of or relating to perception.
Having the ability to perceive.
Related formsper′cep•tiv′i•ty (pûr′sĕp-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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