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The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.
Edsger Dijkstra

Meaning of "discerning" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISCERNING

discerning  [dɪˈsɜːnɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISCERNING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Discerning is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DISCERNING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of discerning in the English dictionary

The definition of discerning in the dictionary is having or showing good taste or judgment; discriminating.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISCERNING


afterburning
ˈɑːftəˌbɜːnɪŋ
burning
ˈbɜːnɪŋ
churning
ˈtʃɜːnɪŋ
coal-burning
ˈkəʊlbɜːnɪŋ
concerning
kənˈsɜːnɪŋ
ferning
ˈfɜːnɪŋ
gut-churning
ˈɡʌtˌtʃɜːnɪŋ
inburning
ɪnˈbɜːnɪŋ
interest-earning
ˈɪntrəstˌɜːnɪŋ
kerning
ˈkɜːnɪŋ
learning
ˈlɜːnɪŋ
nonearning
nɒnˈɜːnɪŋ
oil-burning
ˈɔɪlˌbɜːnɪŋ
sleep-learning
ˈsliːpˌlɜːnɪŋ
slow-burning
ˈsləʊˌbɜːnɪŋ
turning
ˈtɜːnɪŋ
undiscerning
ˌʌndɪˈsɜːnɪŋ
unreturning
ˌʌnrɪˈtɜːnɪŋ
urning
ˈɜːnɪŋ
yearning
ˈjɜːnɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISCERNING

discept
disceptation
disceptatious
disceptator
disceptatorial
discern
discernable
discernably
discerner
discernible
discernibly
discerningly
discernment
discerp
discerpibility
discerpible
discerptible
discerption
discerptive
discharge

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISCERNING

beginning
blended learning
book-learning
distance learning
e-learning
early-morning
early warning
early-warning
good morning
governing
health warning
lifelong learning
machine learning
morning
mourning
patterning
seat of learning
storm warning
the top of the morning
warning
yesterday morning

Synonyms and antonyms of discerning in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISCERNING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «discerning» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of discerning

Translation of «discerning» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISCERNING

Find out the translation of discerning to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of discerning from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «discerning» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有辨别力的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exigente
570 millions of speakers

English

discerning
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समझदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فطنة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проницательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perspicaz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্ণায়ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exigeant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bijak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anspruchsvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

眼力のある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식견이 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Discerning
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sành điệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நுட்பமானவர்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विवेकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zeki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accorto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wymagających
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проникливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

discernământ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαιτητικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oordeelkundige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kräsna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kresne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of discerning

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCERNING»

The term «discerning» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.327 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCERNING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about discerning

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISCERNING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word discerning.
1
Scott Bakula
In the fantasy, sci-fi world, the fans are so discerning and they're so tough and they're so intelligent, and they're so critical.
2
Joel Barlow
A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
3
Manolo Blahnik
My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.
4
Don Bluth
Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they're not discerning about whether it looks great or it's a great story or anything.
5
Joseph Bologna
I think grown-ups don't go to movies because they're much more discerning.
6
Steve Burns
If we want parents to be discerning about what children are watching then we need to put stuff in there for them to watch, too.
7
Edsger Dijkstra
The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.
8
Oliver Goldsmith
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
9
Sheherazade Goldsmith
Conservation is key to preserving many of the world's natural beauty spots, so do your best to help by keeping to designated footpaths and being a discerning souvenir collector.
10
David Hanson
Robots will someday, or maybe, wake up. They may be really smart. They may be as creative, smart and capable as human beings, and fully conscious, and self discerning with free will.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISCERNING»

Discover the use of discerning in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to discerning and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks
Do you feel that the ability "to hear God's voice "is for other people and not for you?
Priscilla Shirer, 2007
2
Discerning Spirits: Divine and Demonic Possession in the ...
In a book that sets out the prehistory of the early modern European witch craze, Nancy Caciola shows how medieval people decided whom to venerate as a saint infused with the spirit of God and whom to avoid as a demoniac possessed of an ...
Nancy Caciola, 2006
3
Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life
Developed in dialogue with audiences as diverse as college students, industrial workers, business leaders, church leaders, and professional theologians and ethicists, the book examines the theological and ethical dimensions of vocation as ...
Douglas J. Schuurman, 2004
4
Discerning and Defeating the Ahab Spirit: The Key to ...
The bestselling author of Confronting Jezebel offers a blueprint for discerning and defeating the passive spirit of Ahab--the counterpart to the toxic Jezebel spirit.
Steve Sampson, 2010
5
Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts
Listening, healing, patience, peacemaking, faith - these are some of the spiritual gifts that we have been given for ministry.
Lloyd Edwards, 1988
6
Discerning the Spirits: A Guide to Thinking about Christian ...
Titles in this Series: Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present Discerning the Spirits: Understanding and Evaluating Contemporary Worship Practices Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally My Only Comfort: Death, ...
Cornelius Plantinga, Sue A. Rozeboom, 2003
7
Discerning Truth: Exposing Errors in Evolutionary Arguments
Yet it is a vital tool in assisting Christians in assessing the weaknesses in evolutionary thought. Here is the clear and concise guide for every believer in defending your faith in the face of adversity.
Jason Lisle, 2010
8
The Discerning Heart: Exploring the Christian Path
Integrating the wisdom of Christian tradition and recent psychological findings on effective decision-making, this book presents a view of Christian discernment that honors the body-spirit unity of the person and the broad and mysterious ...
Wilkie Au, Noreen Cannon Au, 2006
9
Discerning God's Will
Popular author Ben Campbell Johnson discusses how the will of God relies on the depths of the human psyche.
Ben Campbell Johnson, 1990
10
Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God's Will in Tudor ...
This book highlights and explores the important relationship between the Tudor supremacy over the church and the hermeneutics of discerning God's will.
Professor Daniel Eppley, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISCERNING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term discerning is used in the context of the following news items.
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Discerning Outliers from the Badly Hit Transportation Sector - Market …
Transportation ETFs lagged the S&P 500 after outperforming the market for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015—driven by a recovering ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
2
For investment success, be discerning about disruption
“If you think disruption is just the latest buzzword, think again. Disruptive technologies are shaping our future and investors who don't look ... «Professional Planner, Jul 15»
3
companies in Singapore hiring on temp-to-perm basis: Hays report
"Jobseekers are becoming more discerning and are interested in more than just salary when looking for their next role – they want to make sure ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
4
Insight Vacations Welcomes Peru as its Inaugural South American …
Guests will also enjoy the cornucopia of epicurean experiences crafted into each itinerary, guaranteed to challenge even the most discerning of ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
5
Ogilvie food court getting 'curated' makeover - Chicago Tribune
... and Sbarro and wooing local restaurant owners who will bring more modern tastes to discerning foodies and health-conscious consumers. «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
6
China's aspirations versus its foreign policy - The Hindu
For a discerning audience, the Chinese message is loud and clear. Its relentless march towards national rejuvenation will continue, despite ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
7
Eric Prydz's Pryda Volume 1 Is A Mixed Bag - We Got This Covered
Eric Prydz has found himself in the favor of dance music's more discerning fans over the past couple of years. In a movement away from the ... «We Got This Covered, Jul 15»
8
Ford's China sales fall 3 percent in June - The Detroit News
We are pleased that China's discerning car buyers continue to choose Ford and we are committed to bringing them Ford's high-quality, safe, ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
9
New Orleans: We're getting a Trader Joe's (well, Metairie is) | Blog of …
... unique products at great values, and in order for an item to be sold at Trader Joe's, it must endure the scrutiny of a discerning tasting panel. «bestofneworleans.com, Jul 15»
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“If anyone is discerning a calling, my advice is simple: Give the keys …
Some months back, my old friend Sister Camille D'Arienzo got in touch and asked me if I'd take part in her interview series for The National ... «Patheos, Jul 15»

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