Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb discern

1 sense of discern

Sense 1
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")

Antonyms of adj discerning

4 senses of discerning

Sense 1
discerning (vs. undiscerning) -- (having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader")

undiscerning (vs. discerning) -- (lacking discernment)
        => obtuse, purblind -- (lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin)
        => uncomprehending -- (lacking understanding; "tried to explain to her uncomprehending husband")

Sense 2
discerning, discreet -- (unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence")

INDIRECT (VIA tactful) -> tactless, untactful -- (lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age")

Sense 3
apprehensive, discerning -- (quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)

INDIRECT (VIA perceptive) -> unperceptive, unperceiving -- (lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder")

Sense 4
discerning -- (able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color")

INDIRECT (VIA discriminating) -> undiscriminating, indiscriminating -- (not discriminating)

Similarity of adj discerning

4 senses of discerning

Sense 1
discerning (vs. undiscerning) -- (having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader")
       => clear, percipient -- (characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; "clear mind"; "a percipient author")
       => clear-eyed, clear-sighted, perspicacious -- (mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument")
       => prescient -- (perceiving the significance of events before they occur; "extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"-R.H.Rovere)
          Also See-> critical#3; discriminating#1

Sense 2
discerning, discreet -- (unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence")
       => tactful (vs. tactless) -- (having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment")

Sense 3
apprehensive, discerning -- (quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)
       => perceptive (vs. unperceptive) -- (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation")

Sense 4
discerning -- (able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color")
       => discriminating (vs. undiscriminating) -- (showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur")

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