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Lacking perception; not perceptive.

im′per·cep′tive·ness, im′per·cep·tiv′i·ty n.


lacking in perception; obtuse
ˌimperˈception n
ˌimperˈceptively adv
ˌimpercepˈtivity, ˌimperˈceptiveness, ˌimperˈcipience n


(ˌɪm pərˈsɛp tɪv)

not perceptive.
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The practical advantages of her supposedly gullible and imperceptive nature are also illuminated by comparing Catherine to Emma's Miss Bates, whom the narrator describes as having "no intellectual superiority to...frighten those who might hate her, into outward respect," and about whom Emma similarly remarks, "nobody is afraid of her: that is a great charm" (20, 91).
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Unjustifiably convinced of her own superiority, this cantankerous harridan is horribly argumentative and so crashingly imperceptive she always gets the wrong end of the stick.
drawn as shallow, imperceptive people, a view, however, that registers