[ dih-sur-ning, -zur- ]
/ dɪˈsɜr nɪŋ, -ˈzɜr- /
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showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.
OTHER WORDS FOR discerning
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OTHER WORDS FROM discerningdis·cern·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use discerning in a sentence
Lovingly, tenderly, discerningly, marveling and absorbed and deeply fascinated I looked at Me in the mirror.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
In the wise old days when men outshone their consorts, we find their hearts set discerningly on one supreme extravagance.Americans and Others|Agnes Repplier
Few have read more discerningly or have voiced their findings more brilliantly.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
Gutzkow alone, about the year 1835, begins to criticise him discerningly.
Here his large eyes looked discerningly through the spectacles.Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for discerning
/ (dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ) /
having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
Derived forms of discerningdiscerningly, adverb
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