un·​per·​cep·​tive | \ ˌən-pər-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce unperceptive (audio) \

Definition of unperceptive

: lacking perception : not perceptive an unperceptive analysis … the antics of characters so unperceptive that no one can possibly care about them past the first hundred pages.— Jackie Kaufman

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Recent Examples on the Web He could not be seen, just as the little black boy was not seen, or was seen inaccurately, by the unperceptive and disdainful white boy. Louise Glück, The New York Review of Books, "The Poet and the Reader: Nobel Lecture 2020," 5 Jan. 2021 Ladies and gentlemen, meet the undisputed king of the boring, mundane and unperceptive comment - one Michael Owen. SI.com, "Michael Owen Tweets About His Boredom Watching England & it Backfires Horribly," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of unperceptive

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Unperceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unperceptive. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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