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Perceptiveness

noun
1.
A feeling of understanding.  Synonyms: insight, perceptivity.
2.
Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values).  Synonyms: appreciation, discernment, taste.  "To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
3.
Perception of that which is obscure.  Synonym: discernment.
4.
The quality of insight and sympathetic understanding.



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"Perceptiveness" Quotes from Famous Books



... Halloway had learned a certain perceptiveness on the stump. Resting one hand upon his unfolded notes upon the table, he turned toward the melancholy young man (who had subsided into the small of his back in his chair) and, after clearing his throat, observed with sudden vehemence that he must thank his gifted ...
— The Gentleman From Indiana • Booth Tarkington



Words linked to "Perceptiveness" :   delicacy, discretion, secernment, style, vertu, sensitiveness, trend, tasteful, unperceptiveness, sensitivity, perception, perceptive, tasteless, culture, sensibility, vogue, connoisseurship, discrimination, virtu



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