I saw the event as a chance to put behind me my provincial, mass-market sensibilities and join the ranks of the discerning elect.
For one thing, it has an unapologetically nerdy streak, but it's a discerning, highly cultivated kind of nerdom.
No discerning Italian is going to buy Piemonte mozzarella or tome from Lazio.
Indeed, the growth of his business is proof of his skill at discerning what it is that consumers want to wear.
Every one of His stories and novels contains some of the most elegantly constructed, discerning sentences ever written.
The keen visions of these birds are not slow in discerning through the gloomy recesses the presence of danger.
An English judge and an English jury were to him the Palladium of discerning truth.
Where sounds are lacking, of what use is the faculty of discerning them?
It is little wonder that discerning people are not fond of the Cowbird.
To none save a cold, discerning man from her own land was she transparent.
late 14c., from Old French discerner (13c.) "distinguish (between), separate" (by sifting), and directly from Latin discernere "to separate, set apart, divide, distribute; distinguish, perceive," from dis- "off, away" (see dis-) + cernere "distinguish, separate, sift" (see crisis). Related: Discerned; discerning.