Synonyms and Antonyms of perceptiveness

  1. 1 the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships the author's keen perceptiveness allows her some unique insights into the lives of real-life heroes Synonyms discernment, insight, perception, wisdom, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapienceRelated Words 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 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 state or quality of being able to sense slight impressions or differences a drama critic who was much respected for the perceptiveness of his critical observations Synonyms acuteness, delicacy, keenness, acuity, perceptivity, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sharpnessRelated Words hyperacuity, hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, oversensitiveness, oversensitivity, supersensitivity; accuracy, exactitude, exactness, fineness

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