perceptiveness

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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