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dis·crim·i·nat·ing

 (dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments: a discriminating collector of fine books.
2. Serving to distinguish; distinctive: a discriminating characteristic.
3. Marked by or showing prejudice; discriminatory.

dis·crim′i·nat′ing·ly adv.

discriminating

(dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. able to see fine distinctions and differences
2. discerning in matters of taste
3. (Economics) (of a tariff, import duty, etc) levied at differential rates in order to favour or discourage imports or exports
disˈcrimiˌnatingly adv

dis•crim•i•nat•ing

(dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. analytical.
2. discerning; perspicacious.
3. having excellent taste or judgment.
4. biased; discriminatory.
[1640–50]
dis•crim′i•nat`ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
discerning - having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
discriminate - marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
2.discriminating - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionsdiscriminating - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"

discriminating

adjective discerning, particular, keen, critical, acute, sensitive, refined, cultivated, selective, astute, tasteful, fastidious These products are snapped up by more discriminating customers.
careless, indiscriminate, undiscriminating, unselective

discriminating

adjective
1. Able to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
2. Characterized by careful and exact evaluation:
Translations
discriminateur

discriminating

[dɪsˈkrɪmɪneɪtɪŋ] ADJ [person] → entendido; [taste] → refinado

discriminating

[dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪtɪŋ] adj (= discerning) [person] → qui a du discernement

discriminating

adj
(= discerning) personanspruchsvoll, kritisch; judgement, eyekritisch; palatefein; a discriminating earein feines Gehör
(Fin) tax, tariffdiskriminierend

discriminating

[dɪsˈkrɪmɪˌneɪtɪŋ] adj (person) → esigente; (judgment) → acuto/a; (ear) → fine
References in classic literature ?
But as we ascend in the social scale, the process of discriminating and being discriminated by hearing increases in difficulty, partly because voices are assimilated, partly because the faculty of voice-discrimination is a plebeian virtue not much developed among the Aristocracy.
I do not wish to leave out an important branch of this subject, for it is a danger from which princes are with difficulty preserved, unless they are very careful and discriminating.
It is made up of accumulated tradition, kept alive by individual pride, rendered exact by professional opinion, and, like the higher arts, it spurred on and sustained by discriminating praise.
And the ladies, selecting with dainty and discriminating fingers and a little greedily, all declared that Mr.
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
Even now man is far less discriminating and exclusive in his food than he was--far less than any monkey.
She had never found it so difficult to listen to him, though nothing could exceed his solicitude and care, and though his subjects were principally such as were wont to be always interesting: praise, warm, just, and discriminating, of Lady Russell, and insinuations highly rational against Mrs Clay.
When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an un- mistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.
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