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im·per·cip·i·ent

 (ĭm′pər-sĭp′ē-ənt)
adj.
Imperceptive.

im•per•cip•i•ent

(ˌɪm pərˈsɪp i ənt)

adj.
imperceptive.
[1805–15]
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Ordinary experience is a riot of imprecision, of impressions enmeshed in pre-conceptions, clich6s, profanities, and impercipience.
His impercipience also includes the running joke of his failure to understand the poems title (11, 62, 63), and more damagingly his egotistical inability to see the importance and pathos of Hazel Shade, whose "dull" story has ousted "rarer and richer matters" from the poem (127-8).
The narrator's impercipience about the appropriateness of metaphors of masculine exploration to Gwendolen is an illustration of a well-known critical imbalance, of the way the novel leans towards the male protagonist, treating him with a generosity denied to the female.