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Noun: perceptiveness  pu(r)'sep-tiv-nus
  1. A feeling of understanding
    - insight, perceptivity
     
  2. Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    "arrogance and lack of perceptiveness contributed to his rapid success";
    - taste, appreciation, discernment
     
  3. Perception of that which is obscure
    - discernment
     
  4. The quality of insight and sympathetic understanding

See also: tasteful, tasteless, tasty [US]

Type of: discrimination, perception, secernment, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

Antonym: unperceptiveness