V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. having the ability to understand and notice things that many people do not notice; 2. relating to perception

Synonyms: understanding, insightful, keen, discerning, intuitive, observant, wise, watchful, aware

Antonyms: imperceptive, dull, obtuse, unaware, unintuitive

Tips: Being perceptive is a great skill. It means you have a keen eye for picking up on things that others may not notice. The related noun perception refers to an observation, insight, or point of view.

Usage Examples:

She was unusually perceptive for a child and often made remarkably intelligent statements. (insightful, observant)

There was a growing perception that our company wasn’t doing enough to drive sales, so we finally hired an ad agency to help us formulate a marketing strategy. (observation, understanding) noun

The insights and observations in his book are perceptive and revealing. (insightful, keen)

You have to be very perceptive during a sales presentation and pick up on any little feedback that your potential customer may be unconsciously giving you. (observant)

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