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perception

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of perception

  1. 1 the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships a writer of considerable perception, she remembers how it feels to be confused and insecure Synonyms of perception discernment, insight, wisdom, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapienceWords Related to perception acuity, acumen, astuteness, clear-sightedness, keenness, penetration, percipience, perspicacity, sensitivity, understanding; appreciation, apprehension, comprehension, grasp; brain(s), braininess, brightness, brilliance, canniness, cleverness, gray matter, intellect, intelligence, judgment (or judgement), mentality, power, reason, sense, smartness, wit; discrimination, foresight, foresightedness, judiciousness, prudence, sanity; logic, rationalityNear Antonyms of perception density, dullness (also dulness), obtuseness; brainlessness, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, mindlessness, silliness, simplemindedness, simpleness, stupidity, witlessness; illogic, irrationality, unreasonableness, unsoundness; craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness; preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, zaniness

  2. 2 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something a growing perception of the enormity of the problem Synonyms of perception appreciation, apprehension, grasp, grip, hold, comprehension, percipience, understandingWords Related to perception absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms of perception misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms of perception incomprehension, noncomprehension



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