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Syllabification: im·per·cip·i·ent
Pronunciation: /ˌimpərˈsipēənt

Definition of impercipient in English:


Failing to perceive something.
Example sentences
  • But Eliot is wrong, or impercipient, in her implication that there is something unexpected, or unprepared for, in Esmond's eventual union with Rachel.



Example sentences
  • Pushkin's greatness is nowhere more evident than in his realisation that such impercipience undoes everybody.
  • This percipience, following on earlier impercipience, is very odd.

Words that rhyme with impercipient

incipient, percipient, recipient

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