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  Definition of Discernment
  1. the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment"
  2. ability to make good judgments
  3. perception of that which is obscure
  4. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
  5. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
Similar Words: discretion, sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, perceptiveness, taste, appreciation, understanding, apprehension, savvy

 

Hyponyms: circumspection, caution, prudence, eye, common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit, judiciousness, discretion, discreetness, injudiciousness, indiscreetness, virtu, vertu, connoisseurship, vogue, trend, style, delicacy, culture, comprehension, self-knowledge, smattering, appreciation, grasp, hold, grasping, hindsight, insight, brainstorm, brainwave, realization, realisation, recognition

 

Attributes: tasteful, in good taste(p), tasteless, in poor taste(p)

 

Derivational Morphology: recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, understand, realize, realise, see

 

 
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