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perceptive

per·cep·tive

perceptive

 
pronunciation:
pr sep tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having keen perception, insight, or intuitive understanding.
Being highly perceptive, she is well-suited to being a marriage counselor.If he had been more perceptive, he could have seen through her calm fašade.
synonyms:
insightful, intuitive, keen, percipient, perspicacious, sensitive, understanding
antonyms:
blind, imperceptive, unperceptive
similar words:
alert, aware, clairvoyant, clearheaded, conscious, delicate, discerning, discriminating, mordant, quick, quick-witted, sharp, witty
definition 2: marked by such insight or understanding.
His perceptive comment favorably impressed his boss.
synonyms:
acute, clever, incisive, keen, mordant
antonyms:
unperceptive
similar words:
astute, conscious, delicate, discerning, instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, penetrating, sharp, wise, witty
derivations: perceptively (adv.), perceptiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word perceptive contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch