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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “perceptive”


adjective     /pəˈsep.tɪv/ US  /pɚ-/
very good at noticing and understanding things that many people do not notice
Her books are full of perceptive insights into the human condition .
IntelligencePerceptivePerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligence
perceptively     /pəˈsep.tɪ US  /pɚ-/ adverb He has spoken perceptively on many subjects .
PerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligenceIntelligencePerceptive
perceptiveness     /pəˈsep.tɪv.nəs/ US  /pɚ-/ noun [U] Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of perceptive adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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