discriminating

adjective dis·crim·i·nat·ing

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>

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>

1642

First Known Use of discriminating

1642


DISCRIMINATING Defined for English Language Learners

discriminating

adjective dis·crim·i·nat·ing

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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