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perceptive

adjective

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1 able to sense slight impressions or differences
  • due to their ability to rotate their ears, cats are very perceptive when it comes to pinpointing the source of a sound

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2 having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge
  • a perceptive therapist was able to discover what was really troubling the youth

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The first known use of perceptive was in 1652

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“Perceptive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perceptive. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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