1. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success


to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Syn: ↑taste, ↑appreciation, ↑discernment
Derivationally related forms: ↑perceptive
Hypernyms: ↑discrimination, ↑secernment
virtu, ↑vertu, ↑connoisseurship, ↑vogue, ↑trend, ↑style, ↑delicacy, ↑discretion, ↑culture
Attrubites: ↑tasteful, ↑tasteless
2. perception of that which is obscure
Syn: ↑discernment
Derivationally related forms: ↑perceptive, ↑discern (for: ↑discernment)
Hypernyms: ↑perception
3. a feeling of understanding
Syn: ↑insight, ↑perceptivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑perceptive (for: ↑perceptivity), ↑perceptive
Hypernyms: ↑sensibility
4. the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding
Ant: ↑unperceptiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑perceptive
Hypernyms: ↑sensitivity, ↑sensitiveness

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