understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)
the cognitive condition of someone who understands
"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
sympathy, judgement, intellect, collar, perceptiveness, dread, discernment, appreciation, misgiving, taste, catch, sagaciousness, judgment, pinch, discretion, savvy, reason, apprehension, understanding, agreement, taking into custody, arrest, sagacity, apprehensiveness
taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness(noun)
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
taste perception, savvy, predilection, appreciation, taste sensation, perceptiveness, insight, tasting, gustation, gustatory perception, perceptivity, hold, penchant, judgement, taste, sagaciousness, preference, sense of taste, admiration, discretion, apprehension, grasp, understanding, judgment, discernment, sagacity, gustatory sensation, gustatory modality, mouthful
perception of that which is obscure
sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment(noun)
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
apprehension, judging, perceptiveness, sound judgment, legal opinion, assessment, sound judgement, appreciation, judicial decision, sagaciousness, opinion, mind, judiciousness, savvy, discretion, judgement, understanding, taste, judgment, discernment, sagacity, perspicacity
the trait of judging wisely and objectively
"a man of discernment"
apprehension, circumspection, delicacy, free will, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste, discreetness, sagaciousness, savvy, judgement, prudence, understanding, discretion, judgment, discernment, sagacity
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.
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