Definition of percipience in English:
The quality of having sensitive insight or understanding; perceptiveness.
- His percipience had been noted in high places, thanks to his lucid and penetrating despatches, and when the Foreign Office requested his services, he found himself with a desk at the British Embassy in Washington.
- But it is a relief to see that the drugs appear to have done no permanent damage, and that age has not otherwise impaired his percipience.
- The archive he has assembled is utterly unique and is a record of the percipience and acuteness of vision that, come what may, he has persisted in maintaining.
perceptiveness, perception, discernment, astuteness, shrewdness, insight, penetration, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, quick-wittedness, keen-wittedness, acuteness, acuity, discrimination, clear-sightedness, far-sightedness, intelligence, cleverness, canniness, wit, intuition, intuitiveness, alertness, judiciousness, judgement, wisdom, sagacity, sageness, understanding, sensitivity
North American informal savvy
rare sapience, arguteness
Words that rhyme with percipienceimpercipience, incipience
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