discriminating

adjective dis·crim·i·nat·ing
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of discriminating

1 : making a distinction : distinguishing
  • a discriminating mark
2 : marked by discrimination:
a : discerning, judicious
  • discriminating buyers
b : discriminatory
  • accused of discriminating practices

discriminatingly

play \-ˌnā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of discriminating in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of discriminating

1642

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DISCRIMINATING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of discriminating for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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