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discerning - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discerning

Definition
(adj) having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
Example Sentence
  • a discerning critic
  • a discerning reader

Definition
(adj) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
Synonyms : discreet
Example Sentence
  • a discerning editor
  • a discreet silence

Definition
(adj) quick to understand
Synonyms : apprehensive
Example Sentence
  • a kind and apprehensive friend

Definition
(adj) able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive
Example Sentence
  • discerning taste
  • a discerning eye for color

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for discerning

READ IT AS di-screening. A DUAL SCREENING PERSON, WHO KEEPS ON SCREENING EVERYTHING AROUND TWICE( VERY OBSERVANT, ALERT)
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by viren

Discerning is similar to "Discovering". When you discover something you reveal something
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by solracselbor

disCERNing thus, to go to CERN you should be discerning. be a quick perceiver and have good insight
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by fabregas

wen u see the person after a long time,amy be ur buddy.ur mind is quick and observant to make good judgement regarding the change in him.
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by sriharisharma

....this word when splited ..dis(dish)+cern.(CERtain)....so you are very certain to get dish a TV at home....well thats a good judgement because...dish tv offers you much more than..normal cable...as SRK says..DISH HAI TO SAB HAI.....ENJOY!!!!!!!!
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by preetisoni2411

TAKEN FROM DISCERNERE,WHICH FURTHER dis-apart+ cernere- to perceiveSO YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO PERCEIVE THINGS WHICH ARE APART..shows a keen insight or reveals a good judging ability in you.
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by preetisoni2411

when you are concerned then you become discerning .. you make quick observation of thaT THING
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by ramya1987

Di + Screening >>> when you screen or see carefully towards a matter from both +ve and -ve angle, you make good judgements about that matter...
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by RajeshBorkar

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