Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: discerning
IPA transcription: [dɪs'ɝnɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: discerning
    Meaning: having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
Usage examples
  • Lord, he is unsound and double in his heart, politically crafty, selfish, not savouring nor discerning the things of God . . .
  • Secondly, in the case of this categorical imperative or law of morality, the difficulty (of discerning its possibility) is a very profound one.
  • 'Dixon! you forget to whom you are speaking.' She stood upright and firm on her feet now, confronting the waiting-maid, and fixing her with her steady discerning eye.
  • Many sickly ones have there always been among those who muse, and languish for God; violently they hate the discerning ones, and the latest of virtues, which is uprightness.
  • This critique, the justness of which was unfortunately lost on poor Catherine, brought them to the door of Mrs. Thorpe's lodgings, and the feelings of the discerning and unprejudiced reader of 'Camilla' gave way to the feelings of the dutiful and affectionate son, as they met Mrs. Thorpe, who had descried them from above, in the passage.