imperceptive

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im·per·cep·tive

 (ĭm′pər-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
Lacking perception; not perceptive.

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

imperceptive

(ˌɪmpəˈsɛptɪv)
adj
lacking in perception; obtuse
ˌimperˈception n
ˌimperˈceptively adv
ˌimpercepˈtivity, ˌimperˈceptiveness, ˌimperˈcipience n

im•per•cep•tive

(ˌɪm pərˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
not perceptive.
[1655–65]
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Living--or reading--inside Anne's head allows us to share such perceptiveness, but also to share her imperceptiveness. Her special activity of self-delusion involves her not letting herself think things.
His reliance on a parasitic advisor is underscored each time he bellows for his laggard attendant: 'Epi!' (59) And his imperceptiveness is revealed when the pages join with Favilla and Scintilla to flatter Sir Tophas: 'make as though you love him, and wonder at him', instructs Dares (2.2.60-1).
(33.) Manning, "Donjuan and Byron's Imperceptiveness to the English Word," in Critical Essays on Lord Byron (New York: G.
--openness to experience (imagination, curiosity, creativity versus shallowness, imperceptiveness, conventionality).
Lamb may have been just a bit disappointed with the imperceptiveness of his enthusiastic readers--for the most part, they overwhelmed him with presents of roast pigs.