- showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.
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Related Words for discerninglyreasonably, rationally, logically, shrewdly, wisely, brilliantly, judiciously, skillfully, prudently, sensibly, carefully, intelligently, sagely, knowingly, sharply, alertly, aptly, astutely, capably, discerningly
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Historical Examples of discerningly
They dread to grant distinctions, and to judge of us discerningly is beyond them.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
Lovingly, tenderly, discerningly, marveling and absorbed and deeply fascinated I looked at Me in the mirror.I, Mary MacLane
Gutzkow alone, about the year 1835, begins to criticise him discerningly.
- having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
"action of perceiving," late 14c., verbal noun from discern. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1600.