Adjective "Perceptive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing sensitive insight.
  1. 'I felt he was a sensitive, poetic, perceptive and natural person.'
  2. 'She had always been quiet as a child, thoughtful and passive but very intuitive and perceptive.'
  3. 'It is here that the conscious thought and the perceptive experience flow.'
  4. 'It also offers some perceptive insights into the personal and political place of art in modern life.'
  5. 'But no other book of the period offers such a perceptive account of how the colonial bourgeoisie lived and thought.'
  6. 'You are perceptive and sensitive so listen to your intuition or gut feelings.'
  7. 'It is a perceptive account of life in an occupied city, in which victors and vanquished alike are corrupted and demoralized.'
  8. 'The answer was not the result of any particularly perceptive insight; nor was I alone in giving it.'
  9. 'While in general that's a remarkably perceptive observation, somehow it does not seem to apply to this place.'
  10. 'The pathos of this account is well complemented by a robust sense of humour and perceptive insights into human nature.'


1. having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.

2. having the power or faculty of perceiving.

3. of, relating to, or showing perception.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be perceptive in things."

"everyones can be perceptive as people."

"people can be perceptive in ways."

"people can be perceptive in regards."

"people can be perceptive in praises."

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