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Definition of "perceptive" []

  • Of or relating to perception: perceptive faculties. (adjective)
  • Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment. (adjective)
  • Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive. (adjective)
  • Quick at perceiving; observant (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Perceptual (adjective)
  • Able to perceive (adjective)

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Use "perceptive" in a sentence
  • "The first of these movements are the reflex movements, then are developed those combinations of movements which we called perceptive or suspensive actions in keeping with perceptions."
  • "Likewise less than perceptive is his harping on the “permanent campaign” that the Bush Administration supposedly waged to the detriment of “openness and forthrightness”."
  • "'perceptive' is the correct spelling FYI viejomalogato"