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discerning

[dih-sur-ning, -zur-] /dɪˈsɜr nɪŋ, -ˈzɜr-/
adjective
1.
showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding:
a discerning critic of French poetry.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; discern + -ing2
Related forms
discerningly, adverb
nondiscerning, adjective
undiscerning, adjective
undiscerningly, adverb
Synonyms
perceptive, keen, sharp, discriminating.
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British Dictionary definitions for un discerning

discerning

/dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
Derived Forms
discerningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un discerning

discerning

"action of perceiving," late 14c., verbal noun from discern. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1600.

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