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Definition of "discernment" []

  • The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. (noun)
  • Keenness of insight and judgment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discernment" in a sentence
  • "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?"