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discerning
adj. having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
discerning
adj. able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"
perceptive, discerning, apprehensive
adj. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
discreet, discerning
adj. unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
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tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
awake, alive, alert
adj. mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
knowing, knowledgeable
adj. alert and fully informed; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
thoughtful
adj. having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay"
wise
adj. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
sapient, sagacious, perspicacious
adj. acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
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nice, discriminate
adj. noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument"
discriminatory, discriminative
adj. capable of making fine distinctions
eclectic
adj. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
good
adj. generally admired; "good taste"
selective
adj. characterized by very careful or fastidious selection; "the school was very selective in its admissions"
nimble, agile
adj. mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
quick-witted
adj. mentally nimble and resourceful; "quick-witted debater"; "saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact"
ready, quick
adj. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
smart as a whip, brilliant, brainy
adj. having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"
smart, bright
adj. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
prehensile
adj. having a keen intellect; "poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch
trenchant, searching
adj. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"
thinking, reasoning, intelligent
adj. endowed with the capacity to reason
scintillating
adj. brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue"
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undiscerning
adj. lacking discernment
purblind, obtuse
adj. lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin
untactful, tactless
adj. lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age"
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