Synonym of discerning

Alternative for discerning

discerns, discerned, discerning

Synonym: behold, detect, know, observe, perceive, realize, recognize, see, spot, spy, understand, view,

Adjective

Of keen insight or good judgement
wise discriminating knowing perceptive sharp critical intelligent sagacious sensitive subtle astute ingenious judicious penetrating shrewd acute cultivated insightful percipient perspicacious piercing refined tasteful cultured enlightened sapient sophisticated aware clear-sighted clever erudite prudent sage selective bright brilliant gnostic insighted knowledgeable keen smart canny sensible savvy thoughtful rational quick sharp-witted quick-witted alert brainy observant careful logical informed intuitive profound reasonable intellectual incisive sound calculating politic analytical on the ball argute learned commonsensical whip-smart levelheaded deep genius cautious delicate circumspect practical understanding far-sighted clear-eyed educated fastidious scholarly heads-up long-headed reflective cagey reasoned fine good cunning realistic cerebral thinking sane philosophical streetwise exceptional heady discreet nimble particular foxy fast contemplative conscious supersmart fussy artful clear vigilant ultrasmart lucid picky wily pawky crafty hyperintelligent coherent well-advised choosy considerate pragmatic gifted ready quick on the uptake penetrative nice commonsense cogent attentive skilful suss skillful analytic razor-sharp tactical wary balanced well-founded valid watchful justified finicky tactful experienced able mindful persnickety exacting diplomatic well advised finical cognizant precocious sober commonsensible just sly sentient quick off the mark accurate demanding cogitative adroit foresighted deft solid awake nimble-witted strategic dexterous responsive pernickety searching far-seeing probing well thought out farsighted dextrous worldly-wise well-reasoned resourceful well reasoned hardheaded philosophic level-headed slick inventive hard-boiled meticulous rapier-like exquisite smooth well-grounded witty plausible trenchant pensive justifiable visionary well-informed firm meditative down-to-earth grounded hard to please considered congruent tuned in objective ruminative apt faddish imaginative expedient cute creative guileful reasoning full of insight together faddy eclectic well judged all there with great knowledge scrupulous showing great knowledge choosey impeccable intent heedful conversant fussbudgety astucious discriminatory responsible common-sense alive whiz prescient old-maidish deductive convincing adept introspective compelling consistent legit matter-of-fact relevant perspicuous pertinent legitimate consequent desirable studious sharp as a tack kosher choicy scheming holding water advisable dainty sharp-sighted slippery apprised acquainted ratiocinative reliable select museful media-savvy cluey musing apperceptive witting deliberative polite sympathetic open-eyed mature finicking judgmatical judgmatic apprehensive reflecting pondering talented fly certain quick-thinking observing finely honed sure ware well-balanced thorough telling expert squeamish stable courteous overnice germane right prissy hard capable inferential provident healthy deducible razor-edged knife-like devious fair holding together competent well balanced well grounded aesthetic clear-headed polished discriminative tricky keen-witted designing familiar powerful dodgy self-aware beguiling strong appreciative sophic original opinionated normal artistic downy versed abreast agile sharpened solemn cagy precise esthetic receptive earnest grave credible over-particular deliberate cool accomplished street-smart street smart seemly skilled exact confirmed proven sustainable ruminant no-nonsense weighty concerned defensible efficacious serious respectful finely tuned maintainable defendable supportable gentle kind cognitive absorbed wistful rigorous leery hard-headed inflexible urbane overparticular inquisitive enquiring questioning inquiring razor-like engrossed broody rapt elite crack masterly active civil well-judged suave effective pedantic in the know on guard gracious excellent virtuoso preoccupied intriguing not born yesterday retrospective probable wide awake not missing a trick wise to perceiving wide-awake superior difficult to please softly-softly kid-glove clearheaded knows what's what comprehending eggheaded choice whip quick on the trigger nit-picking quick on the draw ear to the ground moderate well informed with it treating with kid gloves compos mentis observative Einstein genial well-read very intelligent able to think clearly lost in thought interested first-rate in one's right mind playing with a full deck steady of sound mind abled well-thought-out whiz kid first-class au courant able to reason clearly joined-up mentally sound in possession of all your faculties fair-minded in a brown study right in the head right-minded obvious extensional juridicious well-organized necessary diagnostic enterprising differentiating hip over-fastidious Machiavellian einstein consummate versant shady sneaky underhanded shifty handy forearmed razor sharp concise measured studied eloquent cool-headed clairvoyant succinct punchy crisp pithy lively plotting mincing steely detailed complex thoughty inspired poetic expressive sussed businesslike acuminous articulate on your guard effectual academic heightened serious-minded swift PDQ prompt brisk frugal hep vigorous mercurial curt wired unidealistic well read well educated arty dreamy brooding inductive likely hard-nosed abstruse recondite straight with both one's feet on the ground worldly full of common sense having all one's marbles steady-going in right mind deep-thinking to the point difficult syllogistic deliberated nobody's fool having smarts guarded esoteric arcane smart as a whip arch opportunistic conciliatory bland contriving conniving qualified unprovincial seasoned detail oriented bookish egghead hermetic hermetical having fancy footwork as sharp as a tack fretful fuddy-duddy obsessive dreaming prayerful smart as a tack knowing how many beans make five thinking twice playing safe well-developed well-honed acroamatic occult orphic secret ruminating deliberating immersed in thought deep in thought with all one's wits about one highbrow instructed hedging one's bets cordial decorous seasonable judicial chary selecting satisfying dinkum choosing excogitative having been around clued-up with-it tuned-in very smart intense investigative examining exploratory researching pointed curious satisfactory poised mannerly reserved close-lipped with both feet on the ground with one's feet on the ground decent estimable speculative discriminational differential close-mouthed substantial meditating having a good head on one's shoulders know how many beans make five having no flies on believable genuine viable bona fide sharp-eyed persuasive acceptable workable irrefutable true arguable gingerly conservative controlled temperate noncommittal precautious safe veridical faultless collected unquestionable veracious synthetic infallible trustable individualising individualizing treating something with kid gloves determinative conclusive authoritative vindicable forceful eagle-eyed substantiated secure errorless corroborated colorable truthful sincere inerrant validated verified uncorrupted trustworthy attested tested potent with good taste keen-eyed on lookout like a clam having foresight not rash puritanical prim prudish stuffy pure certified definite calculable explicit tenable empirical open stringent empiric concentrating hawk-eyed able to hold water well founded proper punctilious perfectionist regardful beady-eyed Argus-eyed tentie focused tenty feeling picking and choosing nitpicking hypercritical overdelicate surveying deducing correct eager considering intentive on the lookout discovering on one's toes detecting contemplating focussed on your toes advertent on the qui vive with eyes like a hawk compassionate tender supportive comforting warm empathetic condoling empathic commiserating commiserative tenderhearted tender-hearted consoling sympathizing schoolmarmish strait-laced nit-picky privy appraised recognizant clued Victorian awake to on-target letter-perfect clear-cut dead-on spot-on impossible to please caring patient well playing with full deck fit in your right mind both oars in water oriented self-possessed having all marbles noting recognizing noticing assured sensitized impressionable reactive remarking recognising impressible kindly sensitised unselfish emotionable sympathising responsive to aware of hep to alive to in the know about sensitive to cognizant of regardful of recognizant of hip to able to recognize seized of ware of on to mindful of in on sensible of clued-up on percipient of alert to supersensitive turned on to touchy feely underhand disingenuous shark calculated inside on the inside wised up up on on top of deceitful dishonest unscrupulous duplicitous treacherous insidious deceptive double-dealing slim crooked manipulative Janus-faced unprincipled carny dishonourable dishonorable vulpine untrustworthy fraudulent cheating unsentimental shonky immoral two-faced unethical hardened mean sneaking pragmatical snide furtive bent tough dirty dubious earthy utilitarian evasive unromantic unfantastic real roguish corrupt proficient stealthy fiendish unfair disreputable traitorous delusive snidey thrifty economical tough-minded deceiving misleading insincere lying illegal hard-bitten rogue dependable serpentine cosmopolitan secretive parsimonious neat greasy unsporting forethoughtful illicit captious bluffing dissembling elusive illusory surreptitious unwasteful covert clear-thinking conspiratorial unsportsmanlike penny-pinching low-down nifty iffy clandestine knavish cheap prosaic crazy like a fox below the belt suspicious conspiring premeditating real-life factual tricksy mischievous impish appropriate controlling malicious advantageous recommended beneficial profitable adult crazy like fox cynical gainful worthwhile lifelike naturalistic natural amoral perfidious opportunist unreliable witted wry delusory cutthroat unconscionable no fool fitting stinky innovative robust unemotional exploitative swindling hoodwinking defrauding rascally irresponsible dicey unfaithful resolute intractable slimy mean-spirited deviant dangerous undependable a good idea mendacious collusive false unhonest true-life grown-up fly-by-night sparing innovational trailblazing fertile originative Promethean elaborate innovatory equipped pioneering miserly economic not to be trusted well-prepared hostile salty ornery snaky hang tough stand pat locked in tough nut deviceful abstemious scrimping economizing forehanded practised nasty stingy masterful nimble-fingered two-timing saving prepared tight sly like a fox thinking outside the box despicable efficient base selfish materialistic grasping blasé economising cloak-and-dagger hidden veiled hole-and-corner back-alley hugger-mugger shrouded indirect professional impressive low contemptible worldly-minded avaricious greedy covetous vile fishy murky backstairs ace nippy wizard practiced wicked workmanlike bravura sordid callous self-centered self-centred disenchanted uptown power-loving mondain penny-wise finely judged habile ignominious errant obliquitous erring gimmicky oblique cowardly rotten ungentlemanly beggarly shameful squalid fleet well versed in the ways of the world worldly wise been around nefarious under the table scurvy shabby detestable paltry foul unpleasant worthless faking one out playing politics put on not straightforward playing games execrable illegitimate abject inequitable ignoble unlawful wretched sleazy grubby unsportsmanly having know-how recognized faithful sanctioned significant orthodox canonical reputable recognised sorry lame lousy deplorable scummy currish scungy having good hands reticent scabby ratty tentative hesitant low-minded suspecting restrained legal tried-and-true not cricket off-color ill-gotten out of order against the rules keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves belt-and-braces with reservations watching one's step watching out walking on eggs with eyes peeled taking it slow on the watch with one's eyes peeled most likely

Adjective

Graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
elegant refined graceful stylish beautiful cultivated sophisticated tasteful artistic fashionable fine polished handsome luxurious classic dignified exquisite modish opulent sumptuous courtly delicate distinguished smart urbane esthetic aesthetic charming classy cultured dashing grand lovely majestic plush chic choice decorous nice noble select stately suave affected comely dainty debonair fancy genteel ornamented ornate ostentatious rare swanky aristocratic august high-class overdone recherche schmick stylized superior well-designed well-dressed a la mode well-bred discriminating civilized sensitive civilised fastidious accomplished advanced polite couth courteous attractive precise restrained gracious spiffy snazzy posh sublime educated enlightened experienced well mannered erudite in good taste with good taste learned mannerly well informed well-educated well read intelligent poised appealing harmonious civil discriminative pleasing fit becoming fitting gentlemanly pretty particular critical classical quiet unobtrusive swank splendiferous subdued uptown pure chaste unaffected gratifying rich tasty accurate evolved improved pinpoint airy spot-on close forward mathematical developed high late rigorous higher ladylike progressive punctilious well-mannered aesthetically pleasing well bred high-brow ritzy high-minded scholarly intellectual highbrow knowledgeable well-informed artistically aware well-read well educated appreciative understanding lettered savant blue-stocking chivalrous intellectually aware literary arty informed able distingue liberal gallant tolerant literate versed up-to-date traveled travelled au courant cosmopolitan proper seemly respectable formal gentle smooth subtle correct affable trim well-behaved decent thin befitting ethereal tactful light de rigueur gossamer obliging precious svelte sharp diaphanous cool cute fragile prim diplomatic respectful lavish well-made pleasant simple flowing ceremonious understated decorative flattering neat snobbish self-possessed ornamental gorgeous elaborate modest worldly moving expressive nuanced worldly-wise balanced flashy creative highbred sheer intricate soft well-born lofty imaginative bonny fair fetching recherché gossamery insubstantial gauzy snappy enhancing royal conventional frail lacy media-savvy transparent impeccable ceremonial discreet filmy good-looking on fleek good well behaved comfortable haughty uncluttered handy clever ingenious streamlined well-off proud divine striking womanly privileged aloof honourable honorable aerodynamic quality flash expensive adulatory complimentary high-bred imposing preux studied finished perfected deluxe zooty exotic presentable politic cavalier showy lush sleek symmetrical agreeable humane good mannered arcane far-fetched esoteric luxuriant extravagant balletic lithe high fashion austere plain confident self-assured appropriate suitable glib slick emotional distingué sedate dapper spruce genial cordial kind well-proportioned Augustan first-class pompous pretentious confined la-di-da intolerant patronizing patronising artificial hollow prudish snooty priggish straitlaced prissy condescending stuffy stylistic stunning knockout taking goodly likely bonnie drop-dead lovesome beauteous ravishing sightly filigree considerate deferential thoughtful fly swish staid demure flowy complaisant well-chosen trig well groomed well dressed musical pictorial ideal rhythmical stimulating dramatic picturesque reserved beautifying metropolitan bland frilly open tenuous casual nonchalant detached buoyant well-groomed well turned out cheerful jaunty happy sprightly slight petite well spoken soft-spoken well brought up well-spoken elevated figurative symbolic flowery comme il faut right meet conforming moral seasonable au fait done sartorial slim jet-set citified blasé meshy fairy fluffy aerial rarefied dinky mondaine knowing mature intangible impalpable shadowy world-weary well-favored worldly wise been around perceptive profound deep poetic insightful lacelike net lace-like patterned netlike net-like otherworldly ghostly waiflike vaporous wraithlike eerie unworldly vapory gaseous elite upper-class sweet darling deft tender delightful feeble well born highborn upmarket upper-crust titled high-born wellborn full of feeling detailed wispy upper crust Brahmin ennobled blue-blooded aristocratical top-drawer great flimsy papery chiffony floaty silky feathery gentlemanlike blue silk-stocking queenly regal lordly exalted silver-spoon princely patrician knightly kingly translucent gauzelike threadlike shimmering born with a silver spoon in one's mouth fine-grained fine-spun wafer-thin see-through

Adjective

Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
visionary idealistic romantic utopian creative imaginative inventive quixotic dreamy impractical inspired prescient starry-eyed unrealistic enterprising far-sighted idealised idealized ingenious innovative insightful intuitive penetrating perceptive unworkable clever fanciful gifted resourceful sharp shrewd talented wise dreaming fairy-tale idealist quixotical speculative starry unfeasible head-in-the-clouds hypothetical ivory-towered theoretical abstracted ambitious astral daydreaming delusory exalted grandiose illusory impracticable introspective lofty musing noble original otherworldly pretentious prophetic radical unworldly in the clouds out of touch with reality with your head in the clouds impossible revolutionary chimerical innovational avant-garde wild pioneering optimistic absurd innovatory improbable originative artistic imaginary futuristic unbusinesslike perfectionist fertile unconventional trailblazing Promethean groundbreaking unreal unserviceable useless ivory-tower extravagant unusable inefficacious fresh unorthodox abstract illogical advanced Utopian novel experimental newfangled percipient inoperable unusual prudent cutting-edge naive state-of-the-art ultra-modern judicious productive fantastic new unattainable unique unprecedented whimsical different unfamiliar inapplicable blue-sky infeasible sage nonviable sagacious astute nonfunctional irrealizable unknown strange offbeat unaccustomed unnegotiable no-go unheard-of won't fly non-viable unreasonable not a prayer high-tech out of the question cutting edge forward-looking foolish fantastical knowing silly perspicacious hopeful airy-fairy pie-in-the-sky ineffectual expressive individual half-baked acute high-flown intelligent nonrealistic seminal formative refreshing tuned in singular dreamlike artful nonpractical incisive fabulous unpractical thoughtful off-centre vivid special poetic untried unwise distinctive disruptive unlikely inspiring exotic modern not sensible far-fetched on cloud nine ultramodern new-fashioned out of the ordinary way out keen ground-breaking contemporary space-age leading-edge out-of-the-box science fiction breaking new ground ahead of the times ahead of its time castle-building unviable unrealizable prolific millenarian millenary constructive out there vague fantasizing impulsive chivalrous unachievable exaggerated idyllic sentimental over-optimistic perfect ideal impetuous ineffective fantasising fictitious legendary airy fantasy dream irrational senseless Panglossian Micawberish millennial rational reasonable sensible crazy potty rare transcendental ultimate arcadian model supreme best ideological made-up mythical eccentric fancy quirky flighty uncommon nonsensical gone reachy floating untested surprising neoteric freakish brilliant genius freaky curious atypical on the ball thorough vigilant tactical farsighted far-out head in the clouds ridiculous chimeric phantasmal bizarre crackpot phantasmic elaborate happy hoping canny cautious provident nonconformist stimulating recent funky peculiar odd modernistic not applicable blue sky poetical strategic sophisticated progressive intricate left-field politic inspirational fictive far cry just out trendy neat fashionable groovy unexplored happening hot modish unhackneyed stylish in with-it far out cool modernist hip unexampled pathbreaking nontraditional worldly-wise germinal well-thought-out complex multifaceted forward-thinking well-designed highly developed involved well-planned well-built nifty foresighted brain wave breaking ground watchful forearmed careful individualistic levelheaded clairvoyant cool-headed commonsensical far-seeing well-balanced demiurgic avant garde deviceful knowledgeable sapient savvy profound penetrative deep observant sensitive awake appreciative understanding cute argute alert smart conscious quick aware brainy responsive whip-smart sharp-witted razor-sharp ear to the ground knows what's what

Adjective

Having knowledge of a fact or area
educated informed learned knowledgeable lettered enlightened erudite literary literate schooled tutored cultivated intellectual scholarly experienced polished academic bookish coached studious taught cerebral discriminating instructed nurtured acquainted brainy corrected developed enriched finished fitted formed initiated intelligent prepared professional scientific shaped trained versed well-informed well read well informed well-taught well-versed well educated well-educated well-read intellectually aware cultured wise clever sagacious sage widely read sharp highbrow civilized pedantic esoteric recondite donnish sophisticated well versed illuminated sapient genius civilised in the know smart bright perceptive insightful brilliant aware obscure sensible savvy into scholastic with great knowledge wise up quick-witted expert skilled omniscient sound accomplished solid polymath well-grounded philosophical solemn conversant deep grounded posted abstruse grave studied judicious philosophic pansophic professorial well-rounded switched-on swotty familiar egghead clerkly au courant au fait refined serious abreast sussed bluestocking clued-up in the picture liberal clued up genned up advanced in the loop knowing progressive thoughtful earnest ivory-towerish impractical briefed up-to-date versant cognizant plugged-in formal down plugged in tuned in longhair up to date industrialized advised book-loving well-briefed well schooled understanding pointy-headed up pedagogical pedagogic formalistic precise dry labored directed highly-developed industrialised eager at home laboured educational well versed in classical belletristic bookly assiduous with it competent proficient conscious book-learned unintuitive great slick stellar open-minded raised primed broad-minded dynamite hot keen reared intellectualist intellectualistic reasonable well versed highbrowed eggheaded geeky intellective nerdish blue nerdy apprised top-shelf top-notch rational free-thinking tolerant apprized well briefed long-haired produced up to speed abreast of the facts filled in wised up hip to knowing what's what bred brought up

Adjective

Inclined to find fault too readily
overcritical cavilling captious carping fault-finding hypercritical pedantic pernickety hair-splitting over-censorious over-particular picky quibbling caviling critical fastidious faultfinding finicky fussy hairsplitting hard to please judgmental meticulous nit-picking over-exacting overparticular overscrupulous pass-remarkable perfectionist punctilious rejective analytical belittling biting calumniatory cavillous censorious censuring choleric condemning contemptuous critic cutting cynical demanding demeaning derogatory diagnostic disapproving discriminating disparaging exacting exceptive harsh humbling judgy lowering nagging niggling nitpicking overnice particular penetrating reproachful sarcastic satirical scolding severe sharp stern trenchant withering pettifogging nice persnickety condemnatory nit-picky criticizing negative criticising deprecatory scathing difficult to please choosy dainty judgemental difficult finical finicking delicate old-maidish choosey fussbudgety impossible to please castigatory denunciatory unfavourable complaining reproving griping bellyaching whingeing unfavorable over-rigorous over-strict scrupulous squeamish fine painstaking nitpicky overprecise tricky careful faddy stickling subtle querulous grousing grouchy moaning grumbling overrefined grouching whining overexact awkward overexacting pharisaic self-righteous bleating fussbudget over-fastidious faddish slighting berating damning kvetching pejorative fiddly detailed on someone's back mithering chuntering unforgiving deprecating unsympathetic dissatisfied discontented culpatory accusatory denouncing reprehending vituperative reproaching chiding severely critical irritable crabby touchy cantankerous peevish trivial testy perverse petty thorny acrimonious unfair contrary petulant unjust cross reprobatory overdelicate reprobative very critical assiduous full of reproof ultra-critical sedulous exact precise refined queasy thorough very careful easily disgusted conscientious selective rigorous strict prissy methodical heedful accurate prim diligent prudish correct strait-laced religious conscionable punctual attentive cautious inflexible proper studious ultra-careful laborious close puritanical sensitive perceptive acute judicious rigid mathematical complex stiff precisionist choicy elaborate literalist dogmatic literalistic formalist purist orderly scholastic casuistical casuistic sophistical sophistic niminy-piminy stuffy Victorian formal starchy keen deliberate schoolmarmish priggish circumspect thoughtful mincing select eclectic industrious stilted tough sticklerish fretful fuddy-duddy obsessive prudent vigilant exhaustive searching faithful conventional thoroughgoing discriminative observant loving strenuous minute unerring hairline opinionated by the numbers by the book complicated rough pure timid earnest persevering hard-working pinpoint stickler microscopic timorous niggly principled unswerving right overfastidious picky-picky old maidish systematic duteous zealous old womanish spot-on honourable high-minded honorable upstanding upright crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's ordered controlled scrutinising hard-to-please scrutinizing uncompromising undeviating unfailing overcautious well organized moral ethical righteous right-minded stringent cultivated astute extremely particular decorous stiff-necked ceremonious fixed scientific tasteful loyal steadfast reliable considered shrewd insightful perspicacious old-womanish perfect civil seemly formalistic overconscientious polite courteous sagacious cultured discriminational discriminatory differential moralistic puritan ultra-fine exquisite fine-drawn dead on faultless incorrupted finespun skilful skillful definite winning superior nuanced nifty artistic aesthetic provident dedicated intensive full right on good eye old-maid governessy goody-goody demure mimsy narrow-minded nice-nelly overmodest schoolmistressy straitlaced straightlaced bluenosed wise with good taste individualising individualizing esthetic solid regardful concerned selfdisciplined discreet chary balanced rational logical pragmatic deep reasoned levelheaded reasonable in-depth simpering pretentious genteel narrow uptight affected Grundyish austere artificial bigoted offish square illiberal going to great lengths mature prim and proper well thought-out well-grounded protective shielding mollycoddling protecting patronizing overprotective patronising restrictive

Verb

To be aware of through touching or being touched
feeling perceiving sensing detecting making out noticing observing identifying having a sensation of being aware of noting becoming aware of intuiting picking up on recognizing apperceiving recognising seeing understanding apprehending comprehending grasping getting appreciating catching cognizing beholding savvying assimilating registering knowing catching on to distinguishing twigging digging tumbling to conceiving deciphering cottoning on to taking in figuring out decoding realizing discovering fathoming compassing spotting realising seizing grokking ascertaining working out learning cottoning to determining following descrying espying making sussing out picking up viewing getting the picture reading deducing remarking sighting regarding sussing absorbing spying making sense of eyeing getting the message divining picking out finding finding out latching on to looking at catching sight of making head or tail of interpreting witnessing digesting glimpsing getting the drift of gathering puzzling out getting to the bottom of catching on unraveling unravelling getting the hang of unearthing establishing uncovering marking clocking getting a load of getting a fix on taking on board slanging envisaging coming to know getting to know penetrating differentiating judging fathoming out telling ferreting out nosing out hearing getting the idea getting it getting the drift concluding taking notice of estimating heeding discriminating thinking keeping up with being cognizant of turning up sizing up becoming conscious of conceiving of hitting on having an aha moment catching a glimpse of locating considering accepting suspecting deeming evaluating believing digging up imagining figuring inferring cracking reckoning clapping eyes on acquiring getting a glimpse of setting eyes on cottoning on piecing together verifying latching onto hitting upon laying eyes on acknowledging confirming assessing guessing gauging construing digging out taking smelling gaging scenting mastering eyeballing hunting up hunting down getting on to dredging up becoming cognizant of tracking down getting the point of doping out seeing the light having a hunch soaking up paying attention to taking note of disclosing hypothesizing postulating theorizing speculating exposing surmising differencing calculating deciding conjecturing predicting supposing anticipating esteeming appraising becoming aware expecting untangling rooting out secerning foreseeing envisioning pinning down fancying diagnosing having sight of imbibing tasting translating visualizing visualising scouting up routing out having knowledge of getting one's head around latching on getting wind of taking heed of theorising familiarizing oneself with paying heed to separating hypothesising sniffing out getting wise to revealing checking foretelling pinpointing resolving processing presuming minding foreknowing assuming presupposing calling bringing to light disentangling watching previsioning encountering attending holding checking out forefeeling placing getting the point making certain integrating tracking sorting out getting one's head round running down checking up on soaking in piercing telling apart drinking in lighting upon thinking likely scaring up having getting into seeing into absorbing mentally singling out deriving solving philosophizing isolating forecasting prophesying measuring fixing rating settling foreboding explaining prognosticating contemplating vaticinating auguring gaining obtaining attaining achieving saying allowing rumbling reasoning approximating making certain of premising daresaying counting ranking unriddling gleaning contrasting hearkening presaging venturing opining looking for double-checking unfolding sympathizing with unlocking spaeing auspicating prevising tracing suggesting featuring flashing catching the drift coming to the conclusion taking up getting vibes feeling in bones getting the picture about getting clued up about telling the difference pointing out getting the idea of guesstimating seeing through listening to splitting hairs feeling in gut paying attention glancing at philosophising exploring focusing on taking notice getting wind of the fact getting to the bottom making of adjudging looking up taking for granted getting the impression getting wise to the fact stumbling on seeing daylight hazarding a guess wising up to attending to peeking at seeing it coming hearkening to taking on psyching out taking note getting the message about getting an eyeful of knowing what's what having a feeling getting your head round peeping at drawing a distinction thinking of discerning a difference getting the impression of flashing on getting a handle on seeking remembering receiving decrypting secernating admitting conceding rummaging decrying demystifying quantifying searching out granting extracting incorporating seeing the point of getting the gist catching on to the fact getting one's mind around figuring something out ingesting breaking confessing adjudicating highlighting getting a view of outlining thinking through catching the drift of having an awareness of weening weighing up summing up computing calling the turn crystal balling it tripping over searching for or out smoking out stumbling upon contriving adding up coming upon tapping into tracing back owning coming up with coming across knowing for certain clinching taking account spying out adverting having information getting across gaining an understanding of making intelligible clicking with having a handle on wrapping one's mind around taking meaning getting a grip picking up what someone is putting down making sense seeing the light about kenning respecting looking on looking on at piping defining affecting calibrating inducing laying bare having experience of unscrambling having knowledge making heads or tails of having down pat clearing up feeling certain explicating pegging getting down cold getting down pat copying pinning filtering out separating out weeding out feeling in one's bones getting vibrations eliciting debunking unmasking taking to heart paying heed taking into consideration giving thought to giving a thought to becoming clear to bearing in mind throwing light on taking to mean breaking down perceiving the meaning of surveying gawking at glaring at staring at gaping at studying gazing at scoping out peering at visioning becoming conscious becoming aware of the fact that imaging getting through one's head becoming conscious of the fact that meeting with getting wise seeing briefly getting a sight of getting an eyeful taking a gander relating to agreeing with empathising with identifying with sympathising with empathizing with classing just knowing crediting having a funny feeling feeling in your bones staying in the clouds vaporing drawing extrapolating acknowledging the validity of admitting the validity of commiserating with accepting the validity of valuing putting weighing maintaining analyzing classing as forming the opinion rating as seeing as taking to be looking on as ranking as regarding as diagnosticating projecting determinating analysing positing trusting soothsaying differentializing entertaining portending forewarning generalizing generalising planning antithesizing antithesising making a distinction seeing a difference having sneaking suspicion waiting for counting upon counting on allowing for figuring on seeing in the cards planning on taking it as given regarding as likely calling it thinking it likely seeing coming bargaining on banking on preparing for drawing the inference watching for hoping for having a hunch of counting chickens foretasting foreshadowing pre-empting reckoning on bargaining for contemplating the possibility of adumbrating taking it introspecting hazarding separating the sheep from the goats recognizing a distinction extricating categorising separating the wheat from the chaff severalizing classifying severing specifying contradistinguishing collating categorizing comparing segregating sifting predicating implying soul-searching ruminating self-reflecting reflecting upon reflecting pondering nosing overhearing forming an opinion of making a guess at dare-saying making an estimate of dreaming up picking daring say taking a stab taking a stab at cooking up taking a shot at going out on a limb having a sneaking suspicion of taking a shot jumping to a conclusion sniffing whiffing harking harkening listening snuffing self-questioning meditating looking inward listening in to giving attention giving ears eavesdropping harking to auscultating giving ear to giving an audience to giving attention to getting an earful eavesdroping on knowing by sight rubbernecking

Verb

Present participle for to look at closely or with interest
eyeing observing viewing seeing regarding beholding noticing watching eyeballing perceiving spotting noting scrutinising scrutinizing surveying sighting looking at examining spying inspecting scanning descrying espying distinguishing witnessing checking remarking catching clocking checking out gaping slanging gazing at rubbernecking staring at monitoring taking in following surveilling getting a load of sizing up glancing at perusing leering spying on taking a look gawping at keeping an eye on keeping under surveillance keeping tabs on keeping under observation keeping watch on gazing upon keeping a tab on taking a gander at watching like a hawk keeping a weather eye on keeping under scrutiny having a gander at twigging having a squint at giving something a once-over having a dekko at taking a shufti at giving the eye taking a dekko at giving the once-over keeping a beady eye on having a shufti at having taking a glance at having a look keeping eagle eye on contemplating marking paying attention to glimpsing studying catching sight of laying eyes on peering at heeding recceing minding flashing clapping eyes on setting eyes on looking on ogling discovering casing detecting reconnoitring poring over looking over exploring considering reconnoitering seeing over giving attention to spectating rubbernecking at reviewing making out auditing overseeing gazing checking something out digging believing assessing canvassing pondering overlooking staring scoping beaming reading piping keeping track of keeping one's eye on picking up on taking note of giving something the once-over getting an eyeful of paying heed to earmarking having a look-see at checking over feasting eyes on feasting one's eyes feasting your eyes on having a butcher's at running through looking through browsing leafing through flipping through glancing flicking through riffling through dipping into peeking looking thumbing skimming vetting skimming through thumbing through reading quickly going through peering peeping investigating reading through appraising evaluating probing browsing through taking stock of riffling taking a gander analyzing having a squint analysing taking a shufti going over looking into running over having a quick look at giving something a going-over going over with a fine-tooth comb researching looking something over flicking leafing flipping keeking glancing through dissecting conning verifying taking enquiring into inquiring into casting an eye over having a peek stealing a look delving into sneaking a look taking a look at taking a stealthy look taking stock taking a sly look having a dekko digging into casting a brief look taking a secret look surfing having a look-see having a quick look judging adjudicating looking from hiding looking surreptitiously looking quickly examining closely putting under a microscope testing balancing focussing focusing sifting establishing checking into sitting in reporting sampling trying seizing glancing over casting your eye over getting playing at dabbling rifling through appropriating tasting confirming ascertaining certifying parsing telling testing out candling keeping account proving finding out working over frisking giving something a look-see ensuring enquiring about trying out scouting out making sure of quizzing looking see counting comparing correcting going into screening glinting dipping fixing one's gaze glaring gawking laying one's eyes on speed-reading running looking fixedly censoring redacting reading here and there cruising skipping through hitting the high spots thumbing through wander riffing through passing an eye over inspecting loosely giving the once over having a look at getting the cream looking round examining cursorily taking a dekko taking a butcher's goggling gawping weighing up squinnying passing under review searching into checking up on having a peep sneaking a quick look looking hurriedly snatching a glimpse snooping

Noun

Thought
rumination meditation ponderings reflection thought thoughts anticipation attention cerebration cogitation cognition consideration contemplation deduction deliberation deriving excogitation heed hope ideation inducing introspection intuition judging knowing logic musing rationalisation rationalization reasoning regard scrutiny seeing speculation study theorization thinking understanding apprehending brainwork concluding considering deducing inferring perceiving rationalising rationalizing realising realizing pondering brooding concentration examination debate advisement account reverie analysis mulling idea forethought mulling over brown study judgment judgement agonizing impression serious thought view premeditation agonising opinion pensiveness thought process planning review abstraction notion picture image concept notice conception inference daydreaming calculation circumspection discussion imagination perusal absorption woolgathering weighing up assessment application ratiocination reason belief inspection thoughtfulness trance observation prayer ruminating carefulness care caution self-examination investigation intellection mentation deep thought quiet time consultation worrying puzzling premise perception vision philosophy revery conferring a brown study conceptualization theory dreaming mind's eye rap wariness prudence ventilation negotiation purpose vagary caprice fantasy dream preconception interest time muse conclusions conclusion think prospect conceptualisation daydream preoccupation ideas position mind awareness recollection period of deliberation period of reflection period of contemplation viewpoint beliefs views opinions viewpoints outlook hesitation object navel-gazing spell of contemplation spell of deliberation spell of reflection evaluation conjecture assumption point of view points of view accepted wisdom line of thought presumption supposition navel gazing day-dreaming wool-gathering determination eduction thesis verdict induction consequence sequitur finding suspicion hypothesis findings results conviction corollary interpretation result answer illation derivation exploration estimation weighing once-over concern audit engrossment probe survey check studying enquiry scan going-over checkup inquiry postulation lucubration grind Zen careful considering evaluating measuring deciding balancing action heedfulness profound thought thinking over careful consideration diligence industry mindfulness observance assiduity absent-mindedness knowledge eye intentness ascertainment advertence attentiveness advertency ear note dreaminess retrospect look-see reappraisal reconsideration reexamination report retrospection appraisal absence obliviousness inattention guess research breakdown dissection anatomization spotlight guesswork surmise vagueness distraction objective intention inclination thing visualization worry aspiration motivation expectation inkling fancy plan contrivance visualisation idée fixe sentiment inspiration intent interrogation diagnosis fresh look second look reevaluation recapitulation file second thought drill theorizing inattentiveness heedlessness remoteness talk hypothesizing guesstimate cross-examination inquisition raptness bemusedness distractedness forecast prediction entrancement reflecting aloofness absence of mind shot in the dark hearsay stab gossip stab in the dark shot hunch sneaking suspicion hypothesising rumor theorising rumour look inventory look-over

Antonym of discerning

discerning Idiom, Proverb

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