imperceptive

adjective im·per·cep·tive \ ˌim-pər-ˈsep-tiv \

Definition of imperceptive

: not perceptive
  • an imperceptive reader

imperceptiveness

noun

Examples of imperceptive in a Sentence

  1. imperceptive critics who failed to see that it was much more than another mindless action movie

First Known Use of imperceptive

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