discerning


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dis·cern·ing

 (dĭ-sûr′nĭng)
adj.
Exhibiting keen insight and good judgment; perceptive.

dis·cern′ing·ly adv.

discerning

(dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ)
adj
having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating
disˈcerningly adv

dis•cern•ing

(dɪˈsɜr nɪŋ, -ˈzɜr-)

adj.
showing good judgment and understanding.
[1600–10]
dis•cern′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discerning - having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
undiscerning - lacking discernment
2.discerning - unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
tactful - 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"
3.discerning - quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
4.discerning - able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

discerning

discerning

adjective
Characterized by careful and exact evaluation:
Translations

discerning

[dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ] ADJ [person] → entendido; [eye] → experto
discerning tastemuy buen gusto m

discerning

[dɪˈsɜːrnɪŋ] adj [choice, remark, spirit] → judicieux/euse; [person] → perspicace; [reader, traveller, collector] → averti(e)
to have a discerning eye → avoir l'œil averti

discerning

adj clientele, readeranspruchsvoll, kritisch; eye, earfein

discerning

[dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ] adj (buyer, reader, collector) → esperto/a, perspicace; (eye) → da intenditore/trice; (taste) → raffinato/a, sicuro/a
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Hence, they need to be vigilant with discerning whether and how God is working with them.
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