Synonyms for discerning

Synonyms for (adjective) discerning

Synonyms: discerning

Definition: having or revealing keen insight and good judgment

Usage: a discerning critic; a discerning reader

Similar words: percipient, clear

Definition: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

Usage: clear mind; a percipient author


Similar words: clear-eyed, clear-sighted, perspicacious

Definition: mentally acute or penetratingly discerning

Usage: too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow; chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership; much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument


Similar words: prescient

Definition: perceiving the significance of events before they occur

Usage: extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations-R.H.Rovere


Synonyms: discerning

Definition: able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive

Usage: discerning taste; a discerning eye for color

Similar words: discriminating

Definition: showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

Usage: the discriminating eye of the connoisseur


Synonyms: apprehensive, discerning

Definition: quick to understand

Usage: a kind and apprehensive friend- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation


Synonyms: discerning, discreet

Definition: unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

Usage: a discerning editor; a discreet silence

Similar words: tactful

Definition: having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

Usage: she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion; a tactful remark eased her embarrassment