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DISCERNING: Dictionary Entry and Meaning

Pronunciation:  di'surning

Matching Terms:  Discerningly

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
  2. [adj]  able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"
  3. [adj]  quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. [adj]  unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
 
 Synonyms: apprehensive, clear, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, discreet, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, prescient, tactful
 
 Antonyms: undiscerning
 
 See Also: critical, discriminating

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*cern"ing\, a.
Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted. --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acute, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astute, cogent, farseeing, farsighted, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, gnostic, incisive, insightful, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, provident, sagacious, sage, trenchant, understanding
 

 

 

 

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