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English adjective: discriminating

1. discriminating showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

SamplesThe discriminating eye of the connoisseur.

Similarappreciative, diacritic, diacritical, discerning, discriminative, discriminatory, eclectic, good, selective

See alsodiscerning, discriminate

Antonymsindiscriminating, undiscriminating

2. discriminating having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

SamplesAn 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.

Synonymsacute, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

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