Discerning

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Definition

discerning: showing good judgement, having good taste, judicious, shrewd, clever, wise
adjective
In the field of marketing, Susie is very discerning. She's very shrewd in the area of marketing.

to discern: to recognize, to perceive, to distinguish, to notice
verb
Sometimes it is difficult to discern a potential friend from a potential enemy. It's hard to recognize friends from enemies sometimes.

Examples

  • "A discerning shopper like yourself might be interested in our olive of the week: the Moorish."
  • "This is the account for our more discerning clients."
  • "Combining exotic Amazonian fruits with the gentle touch of aloe, TigerLily possesses a light, feminine, and fruity scent sure to please women of the most discerning tastes."

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