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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century


Having a good understanding of things; perceptive.

Examples of Percipient in a sentence

"Ethan was a quiet, but percipient, kind of guy."

"The percipient expression on her face showed her understanding."

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About Percipient

This word comes from the Latin “percipient,” meaning “seizing, understanding,” from the verb “percipere.”

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Percipient can also be a noun. In that context, it means “(especially in philosophy or with reference to psychic phenomena) a person who is able to perceive things.”

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