im·​per·​cep·​tive ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce imperceptive (audio)
: not perceptive
an imperceptive reader
imperceptiveness noun

Examples of imperceptive in a Sentence

imperceptive critics who failed to see that it was much more than another mindless action movie
Recent Examples on the Web Echoing the decade's sleek silhouettes, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell wound their manes into taut high ponytails that emphasized their chiseled features; the former securing hers with scrunchie, and the latter wrapping a section around the elastic to imperceptive effect. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 19 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imperceptive was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Imperceptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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