Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun discernment

5 senses of discernment

Sense 1
understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")
       => knowing -- (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

Sense 2
taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness -- (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste")
       => discrimination, secernment -- (the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished)

Sense 3
discernment, perceptiveness -- (perception of that which is obscure)
       => perception -- (knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception")

Sense 4
sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment -- (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)
       => wisdom, sapience -- (ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight)

Sense 5
discretion, discernment -- (the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment")
       => wisdom, wiseness -- (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)

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