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perceptive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of perceptive

  1. 1 able to sense slight impressions or differences <due to their ability to rotate their ears, cats are very perceptive when it comes to pinpointing the source of a sound> Synonyms delicate, fine, keen, acute, quick, sensitive, sharpRelated Words accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle; hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitiveNear Antonyms bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading; dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb; imprecise, inaccurate

  2. 2 having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge <a perceptive therapist was able to discover what was really troubling the youth> Synonyms discerning, insightful, wise, prudent, sagacious, sage, sapientRelated Words acute, penetrating, percipient, perspicacious; experienced; discriminating, discriminative; brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, smart; cerebral, erudite, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly; astute, clearheaded, piercing, sharp, shrewd; contemplative, reflective, thoughtfulNear Antonyms dense, dull, obtuse, purblind, woodenheaded; brainless, dumb, feebleminded, foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), knuckleheaded, moronic, silly, simple, slow, slow-witted, stupid, thoughtless, unintelligent, witless; undiscriminatingAntonyms unperceptive, unwise




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