Discernment

  • 1 Discernment — is a term used to describe the activity of determining the value and quality of a certain subject or event. Typically, it is used to describe the activity of going past the mere perception of something, to making detailed judgments about that… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 discernment — discernment, discrimination, perception, penetration, insight, acumen are comparable when they denote keen intellectual vision. All imply power to see below the surface and to understand what is not evident to the average mind. Discernment… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Discernment — Dis*cern ment, n. [Cf. F. discernement.] 1. The act of discerning. [1913 Webster] 2. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 discernment — I noun acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, appreciation, ascertainment, astuteness, clairvoyance, cleverness, cognition, comprehension, conclusion, conspection, diagnosis, discovery, discretion, discrimination, farsightedness, good sense,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 discernment — (n.) 1580s; see DISCERN (Cf. discern) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 discernment — [di zʉrn′mənt, dis sʉrn′mənt] n. 1. an act or instance of discerning 2. the power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 discernment — noun Date: 1586 1. the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure ; skill in discerning 2. an act of discerning Synonyms: discernment, discrimination, perception, penetration, insight, acumen mean a power to see what is not …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 discernment — di|scern|ment [dıˈsə:nmənt US ə:r ] n [U] formal 1.) the ability to make good judgments about people or about art, music, style etc ▪ the woman s taste and discernment 2.) when you notice or understand something ▪ the discernment of opportunities …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 discernment — [[t]dɪsɜ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Discernment is the ability to judge which things of a particular kind are good and which are bad. ...their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality. Syn: judgement …

    English dictionary

  • 10 discernment —    This word (from the Latin discernere, meaning to distinguish or to sift ) refers to the process of evaluating available options and then making a decision. Discernment of spirits refers to the process of deciding whether a course of action is… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 11 discernment — Synonyms and related words: acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, astuteness, clear sight, cogency, color vision, cone vision, critical discernment, day vision, daylight vision, discrimination, eye, eye mindedness, eyesight, farseeingness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 discernment — noun (U) formal the ability to make good judgments about people or about art, music, style etc: I hope Pam shows more taste and discernment in choosing a husband …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 discernment — /di serrn meuhnt, zerrn /, n. 1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding. 2. the act or an instance of discerning. [1580 90; < MF discernement, equiv. to discern(er) to DISCERN + ment MENT] Syn. 1.… …

    Universalium

  • 15 discernment — noun a) The ability to distinguish; judgement. b) Discrimination. See Also: discern …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 discernment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. perception, judgment, insight; see acumen . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging: acumen, astuteness, clear sightedness, discrimination, eye, keenness, nose, penetration,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 discernment — dis|cern|ment [ dı sɜrnmənt ] noun uncount the ability to make good judgments about things such as art, music, and books and to tell whether something is valuable or well made …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 discernment — dis cern·ment || mÉ™nt n. understanding, insight, perception …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 discernment — n. 1. Discrimination, sagacity, shrewdness, sharpness, brightness, astuteness, acuteness, cleverness, perspicacity, ingenuity, penetration, insight, judgment, intelligence, mother wit, quick parts. 2. Discerning, perception, notice, espial,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 discernment — n acumen, perceptiveness, insight, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, penetration, awareness; discrimination, distinguishment, acuteness, keenness, sharpness; cleverness, astuteness, shrewdness, ingenuity, ingeniousness; perception, Psychol.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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