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discerning

  • 1 discerning — discerning; un·discerning; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Discerning — Dis*cern ing, a. Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp sighted. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 discerning — I adjective acute, astute, circumspect, clever, cognizant, conscious, critical, discreet, discriminating, discriminative, incisive, intelligent, judicious, juridical, keen sighted, knowing, lucid, omniscient, penetrating, perceptive,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 discerning — action of perceiving, late 14c., verbal noun from DISCERN (Cf. discern). As a prp. adjective, attested from c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 discerning — [adj] discriminating acute, astute, bright, brilliant, clear sighted, clever, critical, gnostic, ingenious, insighted, insightful, intelligent, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, piercing,… …

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  • 6 discerning — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing good judgement. DERIVATIVES discernment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 discerning — [di zʉrn′iŋ, dis sʉrn′iŋ] adj. having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute discerningly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 discerning — [[t]dɪsɜ͟ː(r)nɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as discerning, you mean that they are able to judge which things of a particular kind are good and which are bad. ...tailor made holidays to suit the more discerning traveller …

    English dictionary

  • 9 discerning — di|scern|ing [dıˈsə:nıŋ US ə:r ] adj showing the ability to make good judgments, especially about art, music, style etc = ↑discriminating ▪ an ideal tour for the discerning traveller the discerning eye/ear (=someone who can make good judgments… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 discerning — adjective showing the ability to make good judgements, especially about art, music, style etc: Amanda liked to think she was discerning in her tastes. | With prices down by a third, there are many bargains around for the discerning buyer …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 Discerning — Discern Dis*cern , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discerned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discerning}.] [F. discerner, L. discernere, discretum; dis + cernere to separate, distinguish. See {Certain}, and cf. {Discreet}.] 1. To see and identify by noting a difference… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 discerning — adjective Date: 1589 showing insight and understanding ; discriminating < a discerning critic > • discerningly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 discerning — discerningly, adv. /di serr ning, zerr /, adj. showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry. [1600 10; DISCERN + ING2] Syn. perceptive, keen, sharp, discriminating. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 discerning — adj. Discerning is used with these nouns: ↑buyer, ↑eye, ↑palate, ↑reader, ↑traveller …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 discerning — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. discriminating, perceptive, penetrating; see intelligent 1 , judicious . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [di SUR ning] perceptive and sharp. She was discerning with her fashion choices. SYN.:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 discerning — dis|cern|ing [ dı sɜrnıŋ ] adjective showing good judgment about things such as art, music, and books and able to tell whether something is valuable or well made: The discerning reader will appreciate the subtleties of Boyd s humor …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 discerning — adjective some real treasures for the discerning collector Syn: discriminating, judicious, shrewd, clever, astute, intelligent, sharp, selective, sophisticated, tasteful, sensitive, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, wise, aware, knowing;… …

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  • 18 discerning — UK [dɪˈsɜː(r)nɪŋ] / US [dɪˈsɜrnɪŋ] adjective showing good judgment about things such as art, music, and books and able to tell whether something is valuable or well made The discerning reader will appreciate the subtleties of Boyd s humour …

    English dictionary

  • 19 discerning — adjective /dɪˈsɜːn.iŋ,dɪˈsɝn.iŋ/ Of keen insight or good judgement; perceptive. See Also: discern …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 discerning — Synonyms and related words: acute, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astute, cogent, farseeing, farsighted, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, gnostic, incisive, insightful, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded,… …

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