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Word: perceptive

Definition: insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception


Sentences Containing 'perceptive'

"Meeting Joe Strummer" is a perceptive, funny and hard-hitting play about male friendship, integrity and the struggle to retain youthful idealism in the face of life’s bitter blows, which was an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First winner in 2006.
"Q" likewise gave it four stars and said that Mann has "returned to writing songs which are wry, funny, adult and perceptive, all wrapped up in handsome melodies."
An energetic and perceptive ruler, Mustafa III sought to modernize the army and the internal state machinery to bring his empire in line with the Powers of Europe.
Being excited by American film-noir and as a perceptive viewer of all films, accustomed to think in large terms and always urged on by new movements in the artistic world, he wanted to establish himself with his own impulses as a director beyond the limited framework of the "small box".
Ebert later changed his opinion about the film, writing that it was a perceptive look at identity, alienation, and the human desire to escape oneself.
Her writing has appeared in "National Geographic Traveler" and Perceptive Travel.
It howls and stammers, but it also sings...Inarticulate and emotionally shut down, her massive body at once a prison and a hiding place, Precious is also perceptive and shrewd, possessed of talents visible only to those who bother to look.
The American critic Roger Ebert later wrote that it was perceptive look at identity, alienation, and the human desire to escape oneself.
The Prize committee citation described the play as "a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America's sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness."
When the Kings are clear and perceptive with regard to Heaven and Earth, the gods will make evident their blessings.

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