discernment

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dis·cern·ment

 (dĭ-sûrn′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment.
2. Keenness of insight and judgment.

discernment

(dɪˈsɜːnmənt)
n
keen perception or judgment

dis•cern•ment

(dɪˈsɜrn mənt, -ˈzɜrn-)

n.
1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding.
2. the act or an instance of discerning.
[1580–90; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discernment - the cognitive condition of someone who understandsdiscernment - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
comprehension - an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
self-knowledge - an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
smattering - a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
appreciation, grasp, hold - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
grasping - understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has happened; "hindsight is always better than foresight"
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
realization, realisation, recognition - coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
2.discernment - 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
connoisseurship, vertu, virtu - love of or taste for fine objects of art
vogue, style, trend - the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
delicacy, discretion - refined taste; tact
culture - the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
3.discernment - perception of that which is obscure
perception - knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
4.discernment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
eye - good discernment (either visually or as if visually); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit, sense - sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
judiciousness - good judgment
circumspection, discreetness, discretion, prudence - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
indiscreetness, injudiciousness - lacking good judgment
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
5.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
circumspection, caution - the trait of being circumspect and prudent
prudence - discretion in practical affairs

discernment

discernment

noun
Translations

discernment

[dɪˈsɜːnmənt] N (= good judgment) → discernimiento m; (= good taste) → buen gusto m

discernment

[dɪˈsɜːrnmənt] n (= judgment) → discernement m

discernment

n
(= ability to discern, observation) → feines Gespür; (discriminating taste) → kritisches Urteilsvermögen
(= act of discerning, with senses) → Wahrnehmung f; (mentally) → Erkennen nt

discernment

[dɪˈsɜːnmənt] ndiscernimento
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Back in the early 1970s William Stringfellow, a tenacious lawyer and lay theologian, contended that what the church most needed was the spiritual gift of discernment.
He must also ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of discernment, knowing that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are received with the grace of Baptism.
According to Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, in the midst of all that we need the gift of discernment.