A perceptive person is able to understand things quickly and easily. They are usually able to see things that other people miss.

  • She is very perceptive, which is why she is such a good detective.

  • The perceptive dog could tell that there was something wrong with the dog.

Definition of perceptive


having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment


of or relating to perception

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Example Sentences for perceptive

  • 1

    It is lacking in perception and circumspection.

  • 2

    The airflow is perceptibly diminished.

  • 3

    The atmosphere chills perceptibly.

  • 4

    The intent and the perception are at odds.

  • 5

    The perception is of the author alone.

  • 6

    The perception of reality crumbles.

  • 7

    This is the principle of the anticipations of perception.

  • 8

    He is beyond the perception of the senses.

  • 9

    The bolding just has to be perceptible.

  • 10

    The improvement was quite perceptible and acceptable.