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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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discriminating

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

discriminating

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

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

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

[dɪsˈkrɪmɪˌneɪtɪŋ] adj (person) → esigente; (judgment) → acuto/a; (ear) → fine
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Even now man is far less discriminating and exclusive in his food than he was--far less than any monkey.
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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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