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Tuesday word: Perceptive

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Perceptive (adjective)
per·cep·tive [per-sep-tiv]


adjective
1. having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.
2. having the power or faculty of perceiving.
3. of, pertaining to, or showing perception.

OTHER WORDS FROM PERCEPTIVE
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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PERCEPTIVE
perceptible

WORDS RELATED TO PERCEPTIVE
knowing, penetrating, wise, intuitive, incisive, observant, knowledgeable, discerning, discreet, astute, insightful, acute, awake, aware, brainy, conscious, judicious, keen, perspicacious, quick

Synonyms
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1. discerning, sensitive, keen, astute.

Origin: 1650–60; < Latin percept ( us ) (see percept) + -ive

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERCEPTIVE
And, as the enigmatic front man to an avant garde indie rock group, he is droll, perceptive, and splendidly weird.
OSCARS 2015: THE DAILY BEAST’S PICKS, FROM SCARLETT JOHANSSON TO ‘BOYHOOD’|MARLOW STERN|JANUARY 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST

Yet his narrative is gripping, perceptive, and moving at times, even if his conclusions are highly debatable.
HOW GARY HART BECAME THE FIRST POLITICAL SEX SCANDAL CASUALTY|LLOYD GROVE|OCTOBER 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Perceptive fiction has always been a venue for society to ruminate on the moral issues of the day.
‘PERSECUTED’ IS THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT’S PARANOID WET DREAM|CANDIDA MOSS|JULY 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Willa is a wonderfully smart and funny and perceptive and engaging little kid.
MY DAUGHTER IS BOSSY—BUT DON’T CALL HER THAT|SALLY KOHN|MARCH 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST

To the perceptive, Christmas helps us see those around us for the gifts they truly are.
THE TRUE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS ARE LIFE, LOVE, AND THE MYSTERY OF GOD|JOSHUA DUBOIS|DECEMBER 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Mr. Bender participated thus at his perceptive ease in the exposed aristocratic illusion.
THE OUTCRY|HENRY JAMES

Lionel Verner's perceptive faculties were tolerably developed.
VERNER'S PRIDE|MRS. HENRY WOOD

Dick perhaps was the least perceptive and therefore the happiest of the party.
M. OR N. "SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURANTUR."|G.J. WHYTE-MELVILLE

He has often told me that the great keeness of his perceptive faculties were often painful to him.
THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF JAMES A. GARFIELD|EMMA ELIZABETH BROWN

Her talents were many, and her perceptive faculties were good.
THE ARENA|VARIOUS
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