1. [Adjective]: having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"

2. able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"

3. unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"

4. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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