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Discernible vs. Discerning

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Discernibleadjective

Possible to discern; detectable or derivable by use of the senses or the intellect.

‘There is a discernible performance difference between a Porsche and a Civic.’;

Discerningadjective

Of keen insight or good judgement; perceptive.

‘The discerning customer will appreciate our new range of quality clothing.’;

Discernibleadjective

Capable of being discerned by the eye or the understanding; as, a star is discernible by the eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.

‘The effect of the privations and sufferings . . . was discernible to the last in his temper and deportment.’;

Discerningnoun

discernment

Discernibleadjective

perceptible by the senses or intellect;

‘things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause’; ‘the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations’; ‘the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles’;

Discerningadjective

Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted.

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Discernibleadjective

capable of being perceived clearly;

‘an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible’;

Discerningadjective

having or revealing keen insight and good judgment;

‘a discerning critic’; ‘a discerning reader’;

Discernibleadjective

capable of being seen or noticed;

‘a discernible change in attitude’; ‘a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript’; ‘an observable change in behavior’;

Discerningadjective

unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic;

‘a discerning editor’; ‘a discreet silence’;

Discerningadjective

quick to understand;

‘a kind and apprehensive friend’;

Discerningadjective

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

‘discerning taste’; ‘a discerning eye for color’;

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