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discernment

dis·cern·ment

discernment

 
 
pronunciation:
dih suhrn mnt
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of discerning.
Her discernment of the precise cause of the problem was a great help.
similar words:
discrimination
definition 2: the ability to keenly perceive and judge.
The director showed great discernment in choosing exactly the right actors for these roles.
similar words:
acumen, appreciation, discrimination, perspicacity, sensibility, taste
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