discernment

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From Middle French discernement, equivalent to discern +‎ -ment.

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discernment (plural discernments)

  1. The ability to distinguish; judgement.
  2. Discrimination.
  3. To distinguish between things.
  4. To perceive differences that exist.
  5. The condition of understanding.
  6. Aesthetic discrimination; taste, appreciation.
  7. Perceptiveness.
  8. The ability to make wise judgements; sagacity.
  9. Discretion in judging objectively.

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