- Discriminating Dis*crim"i*na`ting, a.
1. Marking a difference; distinguishing. --
And finds with keen discriminating sight, Black's not so black; -- nor white so very white. --Canning. [1913 Webster]
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discriminating — discriminating; in·discriminating; un·discriminating; … English syllables
discriminating — discriminating, discriminatory Both words are related to the noun discrimination in two very different senses, and it is important to choose the right one. Discriminating, when used as an adjective, is appreciatory and means ‘showing good taste… … Modern English usage
discriminating — I (distinguishing) adjective contradistinct, contrasting, diacritical, differentiating, differentiative, differing, discriminate, distinctive, inconsistent, individualizing, selective, separative associated concepts: discrimination because of… … Law dictionary
discriminating — (adj.) possessing discernment, 1792, prp. adj. from DISCRIMINATE (Cf. discriminate) … Etymology dictionary
discriminating — [adj] critical acute, astute, careful, choicy, choosy, cultivated, discerning, distinctive, eclectic, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, individualizing, judicious, keen, opinionated, particular, persnickety*, picky, prudent, refined, select,… … New thesaurus
discriminating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing good taste or judgement … English terms dictionary
discriminating — [di skrim′ināt΄iŋ] adj. 1. that discriminates; distinguishing 2. able to make or see fine distinctions; discerning 3. DISCRIMINATORY … English World dictionary
discriminating — adjective Date: 1647 1. making a distinction ; distinguishing < a discriminating mark > 2. marked by discrimination: a. discerning, judicious < discriminating burgers > b. discriminatory < accu … New Collegiate Dictionary
discriminating — discriminatingly, adv. /di skrim euh nay ting/, adj. 1. differentiating; analytical. 2. noting differences or distinctions with nicety; discerning; perspicacious: a discriminating interpreter of events. 3. having excellent taste or judgment: a… … Universalium
discriminating — [[t]dɪskrɪ̱mɪneɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) Someone who is discriminating has the ability to recognize things that are of good quality. The more discriminating visitor is often inclined nowadays to shun the area. Syn: discerning … English dictionary