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Adjective: discriminating  di'skri-mu,ney-ting
  1. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    - acute, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
     
  2. Showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
Verb: discriminate  di'skri-mu,neyt
  1. Recognize or perceive the difference
    - know apart
     
  2. Treat differently on the basis of factors such as sex, race, age, etc.
    - separate, single out
     
  3. Distinguish
    "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

See also: appreciative, diacritic, diacritical, discerning, discriminate, discriminative, discriminatory, eclectic, good, perceptive, selective

Type of: differentiate, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise [Brit], recognize, secern, secernate, separate, severalise [Brit], severalize, spot, tell, tell apart

Antonym: undiscriminating

Encyclopedia: Discriminating

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