Synonyms and Antonyms of perceptive
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.
accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle
hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitive
bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading
dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb
having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge
- A perceptive therapist was able to discover what was really troubling the youth.
acute, penetrating, percipient, perspicacious
brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, smart
cerebral, erudite, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly
astute, clearheaded, piercing, sharp, shrewd
contemplative, reflective, thoughtful
dense, dull, obtuse, purblind, woodenheaded
brainless, dumb, feebleminded, foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), knuckleheaded, moronic, silly, simple, slow, slow-witted, stupid, thoughtless, unintelligent, witless