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Pronunciation:  pur'septiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties"

PERCEPTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: acute, apperceptive, apprehensive, discerning, discriminating, incisive, insightful, keen, knifelike, observant, observing, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, quick-sighted, sharp, sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted, subtle, understanding
 Antonyms: unperceiving, unperceptive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*cep"tive\, a. [Cf. F. perceptif.]
Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having
the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception. ``His
perceptive and reflective faculties.'' --Motley.

Thesaurus Terms
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