discernable discernable


  • (adj) perceptible by the senses or intellect


  1. Offense: If she had a strategy to change the dynamics of the race through the debate, it was not discernable to the human eye.
  2. The problems driven by it were not even discernable ten months ago.
  3. I recently saw a company spend a year divesting a division for no discernable reason other than that the CEO's options vested and he made $16 million off it.



  1. Ferguson added: "It is not a matter of him defying his age. It is more a case that there is no discernable deterioration in his game at all. It is remarkable. I don't know what else there is to say about him! His form is just the same as it was last...
    on Sep 25, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: AFP

  2. WENN reports Clooney as saying, "You can only get so far without discernable talent - then you either work, or use cheap publicity tricks to keep the public's attention. Paris has no reason to complain if she is on the end of bad publicity."
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: George Clooney Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. In a separate statement, the McCain-Palin campaign said: "Barack Obama provided no discernable plan for the banking crisis and ignored his previous record in Washington that contradicted many of his statements today."
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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