Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power of perceiving; percipient: as, “the animadversive faculty,” Coleridge.
- n. A percipient agent.
- adj. archaic Having the ability to perceive; percipient.
- adj. Critical or characterized by disapproval.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Archaic Having the power of perceiving; percipient.
“It tends very much to fix things and make them continue with those that hear and do attend on such a kind of exercise, for that very reason, because it hath set the animadversive faculties so much the more on work; and if the matter be considered, nothing is plainer, than that people do many times blame their memories very causlessly, when it is really the animadversive faculty is not used; for things that once are earnestly attended to are much more likely to be remembered, but people find fault with their memories because they do not mind what they hear at first.”
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