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Perceptiveness   Listen

A feeling of understanding.  Synonyms: insight, perceptivity.
Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values).  Synonyms: appreciation, discernment, taste.  "To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
Perception of that which is obscure.  Synonym: discernment.
The quality of insight and sympathetic understanding.

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"Perceptiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... carriage of the mind which, together with her profound materialism, had made worry and regret and apprehension things unknown to her. Thus, when old but by no means senile, she learnt that disquiet of conscience, so common in our day, which has nothing to do with spiritual perceptiveness, but comes of habitual concentration on every-day cares and woes, on the life of the world as apart from that of the soul. Through sleepless nights, Lady Ogram brooded over the contrast between her own exaltation and the ...
— Our Friend the Charlatan • George Gissing

... set the people of Italy against one another, the diffusion of nationalist violence, the crude persecutions of enemies, excluded even from the League of Nations, have created an atmosphere of distrust of France. Admirable in her political perceptiveness, France, by reason of an error of exaltation, has lost almost all the ...
— Peaceless Europe • Francesco Saverio Nitti

Words linked to "Perceptiveness" :   trend, sensibility, unperceptiveness, perceptive, culture, sensitivity, discretion, connoisseurship, secernment, vertu, tasteful, vogue, virtu, style, sensitiveness, tasteless, delicacy, discrimination, perception

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