Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being perceptive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being perceptive; power of perception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being perceptive; the power of perception or thinking; perception.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of understanding

Etymologies

perceptive +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Choosing to exclude students from decision-making roles totally disregards their perceptivity.

    Democracy in schools: Preached but not practiced

  • News at Eleven: Many of Rumi's lyrical ghazals express an almost psychedelic perceptivity that makes his imagery so distinctive and attractive Light would soak the world entire/as once it did on Sinai's Mount/if I reveal the ecstasy/of my heart's fabliaux . . . from ghazal 2789.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The Japanese team, experts on the extra sensory Node, center of TP perceptivity, insisted that the Node was in curcuit with the Optic Nerve (it wasn't within two millimeters of same) and besieged Dr. Jordan with polite hissings and specious proofs.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • How has all of this perceptivity on the most relevant questions possible been so effectively muted on this continent?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Such judgment depends ultimately on our perceptivity, intelligence, and experience; it is a product of how much and how alertly we have lived and how much and how well we have read.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It's a buddy movie – the relationship between Quinn and Judson reminds of more pairs of action heroes than we have time to list; it's a zombie movie [with the requisite commentary of relationships, military intelligence and such], and it's a superhero movie [because Quinn hasn't completely gone zombie, he's able to utilize his increased strength and perceptivity toward positive ends].

    Low-Budget [Nothing Cheap About These] Thrills: Gamebox 1.0, The Hunt, Dead and Deader

  • As an interim conclusion, I would wish to emphasise the distinction that McIntosh draws between the style of contemporary academic theology (where ‘my theological exposition of God may have all the liveliness of a laboratory specimen’[19]) and the poetic and lucid writing of the mystics (where mystical texts ‘are linguistic performances, and it is the very patterning of their language which allows them to draw the reader into a new perceptivity’[20]).

    Mystical Theology and the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy

  • To those he might add perceptivity, articulateness, and tenacity.

    UNIFICATION

  • Your social perceptivity seems underdeveloped, for which the amnesia may be to blame.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • I could take no credit for my perceptivity since everyone in San Diego knew as well as I that this was no duplicate freak, but the same, the identical, the fearsome grass.

    Greener Than You Think

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.