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discriminating (adj.)

"possessing discernment, noting distinctions and differences accurately and in detail," 1792, present-participle adjective from discriminate (v.).

updated on August 26, 2018

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Definitions of discriminating from WordNet

discriminating (adj.)
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste;
the discriminating eye of the connoisseur
discriminating (adj.)
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
Synonyms: acute / incisive / keen / knifelike / penetrating / penetrative / piercing / sharp
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