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

Examples of unperceptive in a Sentence

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, 14 Jan. 2021 Memory, conveyed by an unperceptive, mechanically flowing camera, seems disconnected from culture. Armond White, National Review, 19 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unperceptive was in 1668

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“Unperceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unperceptive. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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