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- n. The state of being perceptive; acumen, discernment, insight
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The faculty of perception.
- n. Readiness to acquire knowledge from sensations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
- n. perception of that which is obscure
- n. the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding
- n. a feeling of understanding
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[T] he film's perceptiveness is frequently bracing, capturing the way starry-eyed proclamations and promises can foreshadow uglier truths, and - as in a sterling underplayed scene - the means by which simple gestures such as asking a girlfriend to call your relatives on your behalf can signal a momentous shift in trust and togetherness.
Hopefully Tadpole’s perceptiveness is advanced for her age …
Sylvanshine's intuitive perceptiveness is melded with the related talent of another character, the ability to count the number of words in any speech or conversation: I've said 2,742 words right now since I started.
So, like any good Washington pundit who imagines that proximity translates into perceptiveness, I feel entirely qualified to look into the president's eyes to get a sense of his soul.
Not about fighting abroad, but about telling the truth about it at home, and about listening to that truth, the film takes us inside a workshop for returning veterans led by Michael Meade, who has worked with Robert Bly and who is praised for "his hypnotic and fiery storytelling, street savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths...."
Based on Irving Stone's popular book, Vincente Minnelli's beautiful, vibrant film tracks Van Gogh's tragic journey into obsessive madness with unusual perceptiveness and insight.
Quantitatively, though, the vast majority of cases involve the interpretation of ordinary laws, many of them dauntingly convoluted, many others festooned with decades of glosses by judges of varying perceptiveness writing opinions of varying clarity.
Her mind, her sense of curiosity, her perceptiveness, her sensitivity, and her enjoyment of what she did were extraordinary.
The attacker is the embodiment of the perceptiveness with which Ferguson has reinforced his squad.
Isherwood's unflinching perceptiveness extends even to inanimate objects, as when he takes a hard look at the Watts Towers, those pieces of junk architecture that have become a Los Angeles landmark.