[ UK /pəsˈɛptɪv/ ]
[ US /pɝˈsɛptɪv/ ]
  1. having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
    a perceptive observation
    a perceptive eye
  2. of or relating to perception
    perceptive faculties
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How To Use perceptive In A Sentence

  • The term aesthetics was coined in the eighteenth century by the German philosopher Alexander Baumgarten from the Greek word aisthetikos meaning “perceptive, especially by feeling”. MARKETING AESTHETICS
  • He was sharply perceptive and had an earthy, sly humour which put an edge on his nice irony.
  • This is a very perceptive assessment of the situation.
  • Her pedestrian, low-brow, unperceptive prose has struck a chord with the so-bad-it's-good brigade.
  • Behind every brilliant best-selling author is usually a perceptive, savvy publisher.
  • If a certain amount of begrudgery is the unavoidable product of such a position of eminence, it is neither fair nor perceptive.
  • So, like any good Washington pundit who imagines that proximity translates into perceptiveness, I feel entirely qualified to look into the president's eyes to get a sense of his soul. John Feffer: Barack Obama's Secret State of the Union
  • He's always happy to talk, frank in his opinions, entertaining in his manner and perceptive about whatever matter is in hand.
  • I'm all for good satire, the sharp and perceptive deflating of pretense, pompousness or deceit.
  • He was very lively, sharp-witted, and perceptive about many things - yet he could also be bitter, cruel in his observations, and reckless in his behaviour.
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