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discerning

adjective

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discerning

verb
present participle of discern

Synonyms & Antonyms of discerning (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • barely able to discern the garden gate through the mist

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2 to understand or point out the difference in
  • too young to discern between right and wrong

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The first known use of discerning was in 1589

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“Discerning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discerning. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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