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Pronunciation:  di'skrimu`neyting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
  2. [adj]  showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"
  3. [adj]  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"

DISCRIMINATING is a 14 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: acute, appreciative, diacritic, diacritical, discriminate, discriminative, discriminatory, eclectic, good, incisive, keen, knifelike, nice, penetrating, penetrative, perceptive, piercing, selective, sharp
 Antonyms: indiscriminate, indiscriminating, undiscriminating
 See Also: discerning, discriminating



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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