1. characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

    Synonyms : clear
    Examples :
    • a percipient author
  2. a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

    Synonyms : beholder, observer, perceiver
    Type Of : somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual


  1. an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things

    Type Of : cacoethes, mania, passion


  1. having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

    Antonyms : unperceptive
    Examples :
    • a perceptive eye
    • a perceptive observation
  2. of or relating to perception

    Examples :
    • perceptive faculties


  1. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

    Synonyms : poor-spirited, unmanly


  1. a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    Synonyms : indigence, need, pauperism, pauperization
    Type Of : impoverishment, poorness, poverty


  1. make off with belongings of others

    Synonyms : abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, snarf, sneak, swipe
    Type Of : rip, rip off, steal


  1. deeply or seriously thoughtful

    Synonyms : brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pondering, reflective, ruminative
  2. showing pensive sadness

    Synonyms : wistful


  1. marked by precise accordance with details

    Synonyms : meticulous
    Examples :
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette


  1. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

    Synonyms : crystal clear, limpid, lucid, luculent, perspicuous
    Examples :
    • pellucid prose
  2. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    Synonyms : crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, lucid, transparent
    Examples :
    • a pellucid brook


  1. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    Synonyms : adolescent, jejune, juvenile
    Examples :
    • puerile jokes
  2. of or characteristic of a child

    Examples :
    • puerile breathing