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discernible (adj) perceivable; noticeable.

A person's face is discernible in the dark, if after looking at it, you recognize it. 'A certain discontent is discernible among the people about the new law.' This means that we can clearly see that they are not totally happy with the new law. Symptoms of a disease are discernible, if after examination, the doctor finds the symptoms. Arrogance is discernible in a person if they clearly appear arrogant.

  • As he stood on the porch of the hotel in the dark, the dim outline of the mountains at a distance was discernible. He was able to see the peak he was planning to climb up the next morning.
  • Some signs of worry were discernible on the face of Ann to any careful observer, and her lover Joe was able to see it more clearly than did the others.
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