Synonyms for perceptive:
Other synonyms and related words:
critical, circumspect, pensive, apperceptive, trenchant, neat, delicate, piercing, analytical, sapient, logical, prudent, quick, strong, knifelike, penetrating, incisive, sharp-sighted, smart, impressionable, calculating, quick-sighted, sharp-eyed, understanding, blind, penetrative, sound, sharp, perspicacious, subtle, shrewd, wise, meditative, sage, clever, eye, judicious, tactful, observing, ingenious, thoughtful, considered, contemplative, apprehensive, discriminating, open-eyed, keen, fine, clearheaded, probing, deductive, acute, receptive, intelligent.
alert, sensitive (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
discriminating, observing, sharp-sighted, understanding, incisive, acute, penetrative, apperceptive, sharp-eyed, sharp, insightful, quick-sighted, keen, observant, knifelike, subtle, penetrating, discerning, piercing, apprehensive.
Usage examples for perceptive:
- In both there is perceptive machinery by which they are made delicately alive to their environment, in both the existing survivors are those whose internal constitution has enabled them to respond in a beneficial way to the disturbance originating in their sense- organs. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.
- Persevering in study, keen in perceptive intellect, equable in temper, fluent and persuasive in speech, a true type was he of an embryo barrister. - "Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles", Mrs. Henry Wood.