discernment discernment  /dɪs ˈɜrn mənt/


  1. (n) the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  2. (n) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
  3. (n) perception of that which is obscure
  4. (n) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
  5. (n) the trait of judging wisely and objectively


  1. Catholic centers at universities, including Illinois and Texas AM, report growing numbers of women entering discernment, or the official period of considering a vocation.
  2. At that point, her parents realized Johnson's discernment was not just a passing phase.
  3. After the period of discernment, a woman enters a religious community as a postulant, and she reflects upon her vocation and helps with chores around the convent.


  • Pastor Charles Pretlow to present 'Discernment' workshop in July

    Leading up to a workshop on his book, author and Pastor Charles Pretlow will sign copies of his latest book titled, "Discernment" from 1-4 p.m. June 29 at Hastings and from 4-6 p.m. July 12 at Words of Life.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Canon City Daily Record

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  1. "You have to have that discernment to not do that, to say, 'I'm rolling left I probably [shouldn't] throw it back here,'" Childress said, referring to the interception. "You can make it once in a while, plus you don't take a hit [or] take the...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "I met my wife, and within six months we got engaged," Green said. "I've just always been a guy who has a quick discernment on something. Even in business. I've always been fast. I'm fast in the things that I try to focus on, but I also have...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Darrell Green Source: USA Today

  3. "This weekend, I will be going on a spiritual retreat as I pray for discernment and divine guidance," Aquino told a news conference as supporters chanted "Noynoy, Noynoy".
    on Sep 2, 2009 By: Corazon Aquino Source: Reuters India

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