Related formsdis·cern·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for discerning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of discern
Related formsdis·cern·er, nounpre·dis·cern, verb (used with object)un·dis·cerned, adjective
Examples from the Web for discerning
Surely there needs to be some kind of discerning critical judgment involved?From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day|Lucy Scholes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the very least, the fickle and discerning moviegoer is getting a vibrant diagnosis: healthier than ever.
A more vexing problem is discerning the suicide attempt from the accidental overdose.
Her comments struck a chord with discerning critics and writers.Growing up with George Eliot: Rebecca Mead’s “My Life in Middlemarch”|Lucy Scholes|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to people, though, discerning demonic influence is more difficult.
I come before you with the plain confidence of an honest servant in the equity of a candid and discerning master.
Mr. Machen has shown himself an artist in the supernatural, one whom his generation has not been discerning enough to appreciate.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
On the evening of the 16th the Aurora Borealis was visible, but after that date the nights were too light for our discerning it.
His championship was not, perhaps, of the most discerning or of the most valuable, but it was honest.Giordano Bruno|James Lewis McIntyre
The world owes a great debt to Leigh Hunt for discerning Lamb's gifts and allowing him free rein.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb|Charles Lamb