Definition of percipience in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈsɪpɪəns/


[mass noun]
The quality of having sensitive insight or understanding; perceptiveness.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with percipience

impercipience, incipience

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