Synonyms of discernment


1. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, knowing

usage: the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, discrimination, secernment

usage: 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, perception

usage: perception of that which is obscure

4. sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment, wisdom, sapience

usage: the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

5. discretion, discernment, wisdom, wiseness

usage: the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment"

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Definition and meaning of discernment (Dictionary)