Definition of perceptive
perceptivityplay \(ˌ)pər-ˌsep-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Examples of perceptive in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of perceptive from the Web
To be so perceptive and yet so innocent—that, in a phrase, is the achievement of Proust.
A fable about the collision of two Spanish worlds locked in a mutual misunderstanding, Selfie is perceptive and thought-provoking fare that fails to deliver fully on its striking premise.
PBM Capital(pre-IPO 84.8%) and Perceptive Advisors(5.4%) are the company's backers.
Perceptive Metro riders may notice something new at the end of the subway platforms: workers talking to one another.
But the perceptive pop star didn't set out to make an album about a single house party.
Robert Finch is today's best, most perceptive Cape Cod writer in a line extending all the way back to Henry David Thoreau.
Although some of the most perceptive critics of Russia hysterics come from the left, often their response takes the form of exasperated derision—along with the lament that progressive agenda items are being woefully under-emphasized.
PBM Capital(pre-IPO 84.8%) and Perceptive Advisors(5.4%) back the company.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'perceptive.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of perceptive
PERCEPTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perceptive for English Language Learners
: having or showing an ability to understand or notice something easily or quickly
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up perceptive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).