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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)

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.

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"