Discriminating

  • 1 Discriminating — Dis*crim i*na ting, a. 1. Marking a difference; distinguishing. {Dis*crim i*na ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] And finds with keen discriminating sight, Black s not so black; nor white so very white. Canning. [1913 Webster] 2. making careful or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discriminating — discriminating; in·discriminating; un·discriminating; …

    English syllables

  • 3 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

  • 4 discriminating — I (distinguishing) adjective contradistinct, contrasting, diacritical, differentiating, differentiative, differing, discriminate, distinctive, inconsistent, individualizing, selective, separative associated concepts: discrimination because of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 discriminating — (adj.) possessing discernment, 1792, prp. adj. from DISCRIMINATE (Cf. discriminate) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 discriminating — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing good taste or judgement …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 discriminating — [di skrim′ināt΄iŋ] adj. 1. that discriminates; distinguishing 2. able to make or see fine distinctions; discerning 3. DISCRIMINATORY …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 Discriminating — Discriminate Dis*crim i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discriminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discriminating}.] To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish. Cowper. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 discriminating — adj. Discriminating is used with these nouns: ↑palate …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 discriminating — di|scrim|i|nat|ing [dıˈskrımıneıtıŋ] adj able to judge what is of good quality and what is not = ↑discerning ▪ a book that will appeal to discriminating readers …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discriminating — dis|crim|i|nat|ing [ dı skrımı,neıtıŋ ] adjective able to judge whether or not something is good or suitable: discriminating customers/theater goers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 discriminating — adjective able to judge what is of good quality and what is not: We have a large wine list for those of discriminating taste …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 discriminating — adjective she had discriminating tastes Syn: discerning, perceptive, astute, shrewd, judicious, perspicacious, insightful, keen; selective, fastidious, tasteful, refined, sensitive, cultivated, cultured, artistic, aesthetic Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 discriminating — UK [dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪtɪŋ] / US adjective able to judge whether or not something is good or suitable discriminating customers/theatre goers …

    English dictionary

  • 19 discriminating — adjective a) Able to perceive fine distinctions between similar things; perceptive b) Having a discerning judgment or taste …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 discriminating — Synonyms and related words: accurate, adoptive, appointive, appreciative, careful, censorious, characteristic, characterizing, choicy, choosing, choosy, circumspect, civilized, conscientious, considerate, constituent, contrastive, critical,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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