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perceptive

discerning, sensitive, keen, astute; showing insight or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the challenges
Not to be confused with:
preceptive – of or expressing a principle or rule regarding conduct; didactic; mandatory; instructive: a preceptive notice
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per·cep·tive

 (pər-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to perception: perceptive faculties.
2.
a. Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.
b. Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.

per·cep′tive·ly adv.
per′cep·tiv′i·ty (pûr′sĕp-tĭv′ĭ-tē), per·cep′tive·ness n.
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perceptive

(pəˈsɛptɪv)
adj
1. quick at perceiving; observant
2. perceptual
3. able to perceive
perˈceptively adv
perˈceptiveness, ˌpercepˈtivity n
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per•cep•tive

(pərˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
1. having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition.
2. having the power or faculty of perceiving.
3. of, pertaining to, or showing perception.
[1650–60; < Latin percept(us) (see percept) + -ive]
per•cep′tive•ly, adv.
per`cep•tiv′i•ty, per•cep′tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perceptive - of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties"
2.perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
unperceiving, unperceptive - lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder"
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perceptive

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perceptive

adjective
Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity:
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Translations
vnímavý
intelligent
gyorsan reagáló
næmur, skarpskyggn
vnímavý
anlayışlıkavrayışlı

perceptive

[pəˈseptɪv] ADJ [person] → perspicaz; [remark] → perspicaz, agudo; [function] → perceptivo
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perceptive

[pərˈsɛptɪv] adj [remark, person] → perspicace
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perceptive

adj
Wahrnehmungs-; perceptive abilityWahrnehmungsvermögen nt
person (= quick to smell/see/hear)aufmerksam; (= quick to understand)scharfsinnig; (= penetrating) analysis, speech, studyerkenntnisreich, scharfsinnig; book, remarkaufschlussreich; he has the perceptive mind of a true artister hat das Einfühlungsvermögen eines wahren Künstlers; very perceptive of you! (iro)du merkst auch alles! (iro)
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perceptive

[pəˈsɛptɪv] adj (gen) → perspicace; (analysis) → acuto/a
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perception

(pəˈsepʃən) noun
the ability to see, understand etc clearly. a man of great perception.
perˈceptive (-tiv) adjective
able to see, understand etc clearly. a very perceptive man.
perˈceptively adverb
perˈceptiveness noun
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References in classic literature ?
The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism.
The mental suffering that Tarzan's sorrowful thoughts induced had the effect of numbing his keen, perceptive faculties, so that the advancing savages were almost upon him before he became aware that he was no longer alone upon the beach.
It was from Akut--a sudden, low growl, no louder than those he had been giving vent to the while he pranced about the dead bull, nor half so loud in fact; but of a timbre that bore straight to the perceptive faculties of the jungle beast ingrained in Korak.
A thousand beautiful strangers might sing and dance about it, but it could derive no pleasure from the singing or the dancing since it would possess no perceptive faculties.
It did not yield to her hand; and the white curtain, drawn across the window which formed the upper section of the door, struck her quick perceptive faculty as something unusual.
She fixed him with her conscious, perceptive eye and asked him if he spoke no French.
To see land and water curving upward in the distance until it seemed to stand on edge where it melted into the distant sky, and to feel that seas and mountains hung suspended directly above one's head required such a complete reversal of the perceptive and reasoning faculties as almost to stupefy one.
Yet her engaging face, being an open as well as a perceptive one, was not without her husband's latent smile.
Still I had had such extraordinary evidence of the quickness of his perceptive faculties, that I had no doubt that he could see a great deal which was hidden from me.
It may have been a new phase of the poisoning, but the delirious promptings had all passed away and were succeeded by an exceedingly languid and, at the same time, perceptive state of mind.
In places it was totally obliterated by the passage of many beasts, and where the way was rocky, even Tarzan of the Apes was almost baffled; but there was still the faint effluvium which clung to the human spoor, appreciable only to such highly trained perceptive powers as were Tarzan's.
"There seems much ground for the belief, that every sensory impression which has once been recognised by the perceptive consciousness, is registered