impercipient


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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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Infectious meter commemorates, and encourages readers to remember distinctly, the impercipient obliviousness of largely unindividuated figures who sink into a dim "half-dream" as they seek to "live again in memory" (1: 472-473, 11.
de la Rue, given the obsession that she represented--how often he thought of her, spoke of her, wrote to her, went to her--he would have to have been an unusually impercipient man to find Catherine's worries as preposterous as he pretends to find them.
And just as the impercipient Melford reflects that 'it was never like this in my father's time', so is Bates implicitly drawing our attention to the fact that things have moved on from the time of his own father (and grandfather) and the memories of the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire setting that supply his favourite inspiration.
In The Impercipient his speaker bluntly asks: "Why always must I feel as blind to the sights my brethren see?
Impercipient collectors and gallery-curators could not distinguish the indubitable in his work, although there are external clues as well.
Why are we now having them thrust upon us by impercipient governments?
Or else, at some other, almost un-supposable extreme of artifice, that Coverdale is only pretending to be monumentally impercipient.