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Overview of verb discern

The verb discern has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart

(detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Overview of adj discerning

The adj discerning has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) discerning

(having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader")

2. discerning, discreet

(unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence")

3. apprehensive, discerning

(quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)

4. discerning

(able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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