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Definition of discernment:

  1. The act of discerning.
  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; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Synonyms:

keenness, tasting, assessment, taste, sense of taste, opinion, judging, preference, sagacity, intuition, mouthful, delicacy, gustatory modality, grasp, intelligence, taste perception, clear-sightedness, prudence, legal opinion, clarity, percipience, wisdom, collar, perspicacity, acuteness, circumspection, savvy, sageness, understanding, free will, intellect, judgment, discreetness, eye, sharpness, percipiency, misgiving, gustatory perception, arrest, brilliance, apprehensiveness, sagaciousness, discretion, common sense, judgement, reason, taking into custody, gustation, careful, nose, judiciousness, appreciation, penetration, perceptiveness, mind, dread, insight, wit, agreement, sound judgment, gustatory sensation, sapience, admiration, sound judgement, catch, cleverness, acumen, perceptivity, ability, hold, astuteness, penchant, pinch, taste sensation, sympathy, predilection, shrewdness, apprehension, judicial decision.

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