perceptive

[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.

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

perceptively, adverb
perceptivity, perceptiveness, noun
nonperceptive, adjective
nonperceptively, adverb
nonperceptiveness, noun
nonperceptivity, noun
self-perceptive, adjective
semiperceptive, adjective
unperceptive, adjective
unperceptively, adverb

perceptible, perceptive.


1. discerning, sensitive, keen, astute.
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perceptive (pəˈsɛptɪv)
 
adj
1.  quick at perceiving; observant
2.  perceptual
3.  able to perceive
 
per'ceptively
 
adv
 
per'ceptiveness
 
n
 
percep'tivity
 
n

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perceptive
1650s, from L. percept-, pp. stem of percipere (see perceive) + -ive.
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perceptive per·cep·tive (pər-sěp'tĭv)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to perception.

  2. Having the ability to perceive.

  3. Keenly discerning.


per'cep·tiv'i·ty (pûr'sěp-tĭv'ĭ-tē) or per·cep'tive·ness n.
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Example sentences
Looking back she recognizes that her son was just perceptive of the world
  around him.
That was incredibly perceptive and thoughtful of you.
Now reporters are omnipresent, critical and perceptive.
Sharp, perceptive and edgy, these stories take the reader to some profoundly
  uncomfortable places.
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