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Synonyms for discernment
dɪˈsɜrn mənt, -ˈzɜrn-dis·cern·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discernment

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    Synonyms:
    acumen, acuteness, cleverness, insight, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, sagacity, sharpness, shrewdness

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discernment

    Synonyms:
    discrimination, farsightedness, clearsightedness, penetration, observation, sagacity, judgment

    Antonyms:
    heedlessness, blindness, inobservance, shortsightedness, dullness, density, hebetude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvynoun

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

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

    Synonyms:
    sympathy, judgement, intellect, collar, perceptiveness, dread, appreciation, misgiving, taste, catch, sagaciousness, judgment, pinch, discretion, savvy, reason, apprehension, understanding, agreement, taking into custody, arrest, sagacity, apprehensiveness

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptivenessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    taste perception, savvy, predilection, appreciation, taste sensation, perceptiveness, insight, tasting, gustation, gustatory perception, perceptivity, hold, penchant, judgement, taste, sagaciousness, preference, sense of taste, admiration, discretion, apprehension, grasp, understanding, judgment, sagacity, gustatory sensation, gustatory modality, mouthful

  3. discernment, perceptivenessnoun

    perception of that which is obscure

    Synonyms:
    perceptiveness, sagacity, appreciation, judgement, savvy, apprehension, insight, discretion, perceptivity, taste, judgment, sagaciousness, understanding

  4. sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernmentnoun

    the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, judging, perceptiveness, sound judgment, legal opinion, assessment, sound judgement, appreciation, judicial decision, sagaciousness, opinion, mind, judiciousness, savvy, discretion, judgement, understanding, taste, judgment, sagacity, perspicacity

  5. discretion, discernmentnoun

    the trait of judging wisely and objectively

    "a man of discernment"

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, circumspection, delicacy, free will, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste, discreetness, sagaciousness, savvy, judgement, prudence, understanding, discretion, judgment, sagacity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discernmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    insight, penetration, judgment, discrimination

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  1. List of paraphrases for "discernment":

    discretion, judgement, judgment, insight

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How to use discernment in a sentence?

  1. Ferdinand Foch:

    The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.

  2. Benjamin W. Decker:

    Through the cultivation of the fruit of the Spirit within our hearts, we begin to experience deeper gifts, including a gift of discernment that provides personal insight and revelation.

  3. Gavin Naylor:

    As you can imagine,( the) same with any mammals, juveniles aren't as experienced. They don't have as much pattern recognition skills as adults, we suspect strongly that it's the juveniles and their judgment and discernment between what is somebody's foot and what's a flash of a bony fish's scales.

  4. John Wenrich:

    I grieve the loss of First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches, at the same time, I respect the discernment of the Annual Meeting. I hope this historic church someday changes its mind and then returns to our family.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    People who have aged and died with lack of education do not make them less of a person. But for the new generation who are fresh and offered greater education, there is discernment that they can do better and achieve greater heights.


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