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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to perception;
- Example: "perceptive faculties"

2. having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment;
- Example: "a perceptive eye"
- Example: "a perceptive observation"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

perceptive \per*cep"tive\ (p[~e]r*s[e^]p"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. perceptif.] 1. Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception. "His perceptive and reflective faculties." --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. Possesing or exhibiting a high degree of understanding, insight, intuition, or analytical skill; as, he gave a perceptive analysis of the situation. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

perceptive adj 1: of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties" 2: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation" [ant: unperceiving, unperceptive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "perceptive": acute, alert, alive, alive to, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, argute, astute, attentive, aware, cogent, cognizant, comprehending, conscious, discerning, farseeing, farsighted, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, gnostic, impressible, impressionable, impressive, incisive, insightful, intelligent, judicious, keen, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, mindful, observant, omniscient, on the ball, penetrating, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, prehensile, prehensive, provident, quick, quick-witted, receptive, responsive, sagacious, sage, sensible, sensile, sensitive, sensitive to, sentient, sharp, shrewd, sophic, susceptible, susceptive, trenchant, understanding, wise