- showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.
Origin of discerning
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perceptive, keen, sharp, discriminating.
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- having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
Word Origin and History for non-discerning
"action of perceiving," late 14c., verbal noun from discern. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1600.
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