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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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A key word soon identified was "aggiornamento." Behind that simple foreign word, to those who speak and think in English, stood a long-overdue effort by the Catholic Church to deal seriously and discriminatingly with a culture created in the West by the Enlightenment, economic and political revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the development of natural and human sciences, and the secularization and pluralization of society.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal minister for water and power, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has denied that electricity consumers were being billed 'wrongly', or discriminatingly