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Discriminating Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    discriminating adj
  1. showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur" [ant: undiscriminating]
  2. marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people" [syn: discriminate] [ant: indiscriminate]
  3. 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" [syn: acute, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]
Discriminating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. To discriminate the goats from the sheep. --Barrow.
Discriminating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Discriminating \Dis*crim"i*na`ting\, a. Marking a difference; distinguishing. -- Dis*crim"i*na`ting*ly, adv. And finds with keen discriminating sight, Black's not so black; -- nor white so very white. --Canning.
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* It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. - Agnes Repplier

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