: responsive to sensory stimuli : discerning <a perceptive eye>
a : capable of or exhibiting keen perception : observant <a perceptive scholar>
b : characterized by sympathetic understanding or insight
— per·cep·tive·ly adverb
— per·cep·tive·ness noun
— per·cep·tiv·i·ty \(ˌ)pər-ˌsep-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Examples of PERCEPTIVE
- He is a very perceptive young man.
- <due to their ability to rotate their ears, cats are very perceptive when it comes to pinpointing the source of a sound>
First Known Use of PERCEPTIVE
per·cep·tive adjective \pər-ˈsep-tiv\ (Medical Dictionary)
: responsive to sensory stimulus <a perceptive eye>
—per·cep·tiv·i·ty \(ˌ)pər-ˌsep-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural per·cep·tiv·i·ties
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