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Antonyms for perception
pərˈsɛp ʃənper·cep·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    incognizance, ignorance, imperception, misapprehension, misunderstanding

    cognizance, apprehension, sight, understanding, discernment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. percept, perception, perceptual experiencenoun

    the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept

    percept, perceptual experience, sensing

  2. perceptionnoun

    a way of conceiving something

    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  3. perceptionnoun

    the process of perceiving

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  4. perceptionnoun

    knowledge gained by perceiving

    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  5. sensing, perceptionnoun

    becoming aware of something via the senses

    percept, perceptual experience, detection, sensing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perceptionnoun


    cognizance, discernment, sensation, feeling

How to use perception in a sentence?

  1. Quincy Krosby:

    In many ways he was trying to undo some of the damage from the perception that he didn't do enough.

  2. Nicki Ley:

    We are all matelots of perception – our sails adjusted consequently.

  3. Chuck Carlson:

    There seems to be a plethora of negative news regarding the global economy and China and the corporate profits that were reported today couldn't offset that, a lot of companies are coming out with earnings this week, so it's going to be a battle between earnings and the perception of what's going on China and the global market.

  4. Farah Erzouki:

    I think it's disappointing that the only time the Arab and Muslim vote has gotten this much media attention in the general election is due to the perception that Arabs and Muslims would not vote for a Jewish candidate.

  5. Alexis Carrel:

    Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.

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