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This is lip-gloss misanthropy packaged as feminist manifesto, clever but not smart, cynical without being perceptive or particularly passionate.

From Time

Clay is a wonderfully protean performer, as you know if you’ve seen her as a hard-bitten autoworker in Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” at Studio Theatre or as the perceptive housekeeper in “The Little Foxes” on Broadway.

“Grand Union,” by Zadie SmithSmith’s first short-story collection is a chance to experiment with form and theme, all while employing the perceptive social commentary that has made her a literary success.

It’s eye-opening to listen to a podcast that began in early March, hearing what Rees, Kine and Kimball — three smart, perceptive people — thought was going to happen.

From Ozy

Well, first of all, you just weren’t that perceptive, probably, Stephen.

All this is not Japanese, but from such accident is Japanese art inspired, with its good luck of perceptiveness.

He was there for health and recreation, but, realizing the situation with his quick perceptiveness, he took up the gage of battle.

But even he, with all his observant perceptiveness, had failed to penetrate Lilith's magnificent self-command.

He was a quick, slight child, with fine perceptiveness, and a cool transitoriness in his interest.

This unsophisticated girl did it by an innate perceptiveness that was almost genius.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perceptiveness, such as: acumen, astuteness, discrimination, eye, insight, and judgment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.