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Adjective: discerning  di'sur-ning
  1. Unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    "a discerning editor";
    - discreet
  2. Quick to understand
    "a kind and discerning friend";
    - apprehensive
  3. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive
    "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for colour"
  4. Having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
Verb: discern  di'surn
  1. See or hear differences; identify a particular part or parts of a whole; detect with difficulty
    - spot, recognize, recognise [Brit], distinguish, pick out, make out, tell apart
  2. Perceive, recognize, or understand

See also: clear, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, critical, discriminating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, prescient, tactful

Antonym: undiscerning