AskDefine | Define perceptiveness

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1 a feeling of understanding [syn: insight, perceptivity]
2 delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste" [syn: taste, appreciation, discernment]
3 perception of that which is obscure [syn: discernment]
4 the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding [ant: unperceptiveness]

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  1. The state of being perceptive; acumen, discernment, insight
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