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Adjective: discriminating  di'skri-mu,ney-ting
  1. Showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
  2. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    - acute, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
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