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perceptiveadjective

 us   /pərˈsep·tɪv/
able to ​notice and ​understand things that many other ​people do not ​notice: Her ​books are ​full of perceptive ​insights.
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perceptiveadjective

uk   /pəˈsep.tɪv/  us   /pɚ-/
C2 very good at ​noticing and ​understanding things that many ​people do not ​notice: Her ​books are ​full of perceptive ​insights into the ​humancondition.
perceptively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He has ​spoken perceptively on many ​subjects.
perceptiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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