Definitions for discernmentdɪˈsɜrn mənt, -ˈzɜrn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•cern•mentdɪˈsɜrn mənt, -ˈzɜrn-(n.)

  1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding.

  2. the act or an instance of discerning.

Origin of discernment:

1580–90; < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

    "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness(noun)

    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"

  3. discernment, perceptiveness(noun)

    perception of that which is obscure

  4. sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment(noun)

    the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

  5. discretion, discernment(noun)

    the trait of judging wisely and objectively

    "a man of discernment"

Wiktionary

  1. discernment(Noun)

    The ability to distinguish; judgement.

  2. discernment(Noun)

    Discrimination.

  3. discernment(Noun)

    To distinguish between things.

  4. discernment(Noun)

    To perceive differences that exist.

  5. discernment(Noun)

    The condition of understanding.

  6. discernment(Noun)

    Aesthetic discrimination; taste, appreciation.

  7. discernment(Noun)

    Perceptiveness.

  8. discernment(Noun)

    The ability to make wise judgements; sagacity.

  9. discernment(Noun)

    Discretion in judging objectively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discernment(noun)

    the act of discerning

  2. Discernment(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Discernment

    Discernment is the activity of determining the value and quality of a certain subject or event, particularly the activity of going past the mere perception of something and making detailed judgments about that thing. As a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.

Anagrams of discernment

  1. rescindment

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