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 perceptiveness
      n 1: a feeling of understanding [syn: insight, perceptivity]
      2: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
         "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid
         success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate
         in bad taste" [syn: taste, appreciation, discernment]
      3: perception of that which is obscure [syn: discernment]
      4: the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding [ant: unperceptiveness]