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discriminating

adjective dis·crim·i·nat·ing

Simple Definition of discriminating

  • : liking only things that are of good quality : able to recognize the difference between things that are of good quality and those that are not

Full Definition of discriminating

  1. 1 :  making a distinction :  distinguishing <a discriminating mark>

  2. 2 :  marked by discrimination: a :  discerning, judicious <discriminating buyers> b :  discriminatory <accused of discriminating practices>

dis·crim·i·nat·ing·ly play \-ˌnā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of discriminating

  1. <accused of discriminating practices in the hiring of employees>

  2. <a discriminating feature of poison ivy is a compound leaf with three mitten-shaped leaflets>



1647

First Known Use of discriminating

1647



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