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Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgment, discernment can be psychological or moral in nature. Within judgment, discernment involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgments about its properties or qualities. Considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.

See also

  1. Discrimination.
  2. To distinguish between things.
  3. To perceive differences that exist.
  4. The condition of understanding.
  5. Aesthetic discrimination; taste, appreciation.
  6. Perceptiveness.
  7. The ability to make wise judgements; sagacity.
  8. Discretion in judging objectively.

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