Part of speech: noun

The act or power of discerning; keenness; insight.

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Usage examples "discernment":

  1. They came from Worcester, and if I've any discernment they are after your girls, and your girls are after them." - "Maggie Miller", Mary J. Holmes.
  2. " He will always remain to me one of the most extraordinary apparitions of my life," wrote one; and he expressed the opinion of all who had the discernment to appreciate originality of gifts and character. - "The Youth of Goethe", Peter Hume Brown.
  3. Beth had not been much impressed by the dog, but now she began to feel astounded that she had had so little discernment. - "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine.