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discerning

[dih-sur-ning, -zur-]
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adjective
  1. showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.
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Origin of discerning

First recorded in 1600–10; discern + -ing2
Related formsdis·cern·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing, adjectiveun·dis·cern·ing·ly, adverb

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perceptive, keen, sharp, discriminating.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-discerning

discerning

adjective
  1. having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
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Derived Formsdiscerningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-discerning

discerning

"action of perceiving," late 14c., verbal noun from discern. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1600.

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