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perceptivity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of perceptivity

  1. 1 the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships with great perceptivity the author sees that the controversy embroiling the town is really about class and cultural differences Synonyms of perceptivity discernment, insight, perception, perceptiveness, wisdom, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapienceWords Related to perceptivity 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 perceptivity 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 the perceptivity of that epicure's palate is legendary in food and wine circles Synonyms of perceptivity acuteness, delicacy, keenness, perceptiveness, acuity, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sharpnessWords Related to perceptivity hyperacuity, hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, oversensitiveness, oversensitivity, supersensitivity; accuracy, exactitude, exactness, fineness


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