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