from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment.
- n. Keenness of insight and judgment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to distinguish; judgement.
- n. Discrimination.
- n. To distinguish between things.
- n. To perceive differences that exist.
- n. The condition of understanding.
- n. Aesthetic discrimination; taste, appreciation.
- n. Perceptiveness.
- n. The ability to make wise judgements; sagacity.
- n. Discretion in judging objectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of discerning.
- n. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of discerning.
- n. Acuteness of judgment; discrimination; a considerable power of perceiving differences in regard to matters of morals and conduct: as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment; also, the faculty of distinguishing; the exercise of this faculty.
- n. Synonyms Penetration, Discrimination, Discernment, judgment, intelligence, acuteness, acumen, clear-sightedness, sagacity, shrewdness, insight. Penetration, or insight, goes to the heart of a subject, reads the inmost character, etc. Discrimination marks the differences in what it finds. Discernment combines both these ideas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cognitive condition of someone who understands
- n. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
- n. perception of that which is obscure
- n. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
- n. the trait of judging wisely and objectively
Of course the revealed resource for this discernment is the inspired examples of St. Paul and St. Peter
Of course the revealed resource for this discernment is the inspired examples of St. Paul and St. Peter.
Perhaps, that I have no idea what I am talking about but gut discernment is sometimes more compelling than dry statistical data so of what use is this data base to me as a homeowner and traveler about in Mexico in disparate regions?
Not much discernment from an Anglican in discernment for Holy Orders
Not much discernment from an Anglican in discernment for Holy Orders « Anglican Samizdat
And, their discernment is not hampered in the least.
Spiritual discernment is necessary because every moment and every action is potentially transforming ….
The internet, void of criticism and discernment, is democratic in the ugliest way.
The "divine discernment" is bred within children, who are taken from dinginess and strife and surrounded for a portion of every day with an atmosphere of peace and
If a man has married a decided simpleton, or a spendthrift, he must make the best of his position; but if a woman of common discernment is thrown upon her own resources, and given the purse, as well as the charge of household affairs, she rarely fails to develop good executive powers.