1. [ noun ] ability to make good judgments
Synonyms: sagaciousness judgment judgement sagacity
Related terms: wisdom common_sense eye discretion injudiciousness serendipity judiciousness
2. [ noun ] perception of that which is obscure
Synonyms: perceptiveness
Related terms: perception recognize
3. [ noun ] (psychology) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Synonyms: taste appreciation perceptiveness

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

Related terms: discrimination vogue culture virtu delicacy tasteful tasteless
4. [ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive condition of someone who understands
Synonyms: understanding apprehension savvy

"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

Related terms: knowing appreciation comprehension insight realization grasping hindsight self-knowledge comprehension smattering understand get_the_picture
5. [ noun ] the trait of judging wisely and objectively
Synonyms: discretion

"a man of discernment"

Related terms: wisdom prudence circumspection
Similar spelling:   discernible