- The definition of discerning is showing good judgment or good taste.
An example of discerning is someone who always picks the best tasting wines on the wine list.
discerning definition by Webster's New World
having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
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- discerningly adverb
discerning definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Exhibiting keen insight and good judgment; perceptive.
- dis·cernˈing·ly adverb