Synonyms for perceptive

Synonyms for (adjective) perceptive

Synonyms: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation

Similar words: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: an acute observer of politics and politicians; incisive comments; icy knifelike reasoning; as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang; penetrating insight; frequent penetrative observations


Similar words: apprehensive, discerning

Definition: quick to understand

Usage: a kind and apprehensive friend- Nathaniel Hawthorne


Similar words: apperceptive

Definition: able to relate new percepts to past experience


Similar words: insightful

Definition: exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception

Usage: an insightful parent; the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives-R.C.Angell


Similar words: observant, observing

Definition: quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception


Similar words: sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted, quick-sighted

Definition: keenly perceptive or alert

Usage: quick-sighted into the faults of the time- Leonard Bacon


Similar words: subtle

Definition: able to make fine distinctions

Usage: a subtle mind


Similar words: understanding

Definition: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy

Usage: an understanding friend