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discriminating

adjective

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1 favoring, applying, or being unequal treatment of different classes of people
  • accused of discriminating practices in the hiring of employees

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2 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
  • a discriminating feature of poison ivy is a compound leaf with three mitten-shaped leaflets

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discriminating

verb
present participle of discriminate

Synonyms & Antonyms of discriminating (Entry 2 of 2)

to understand or point out the difference in
  • the human eye can discriminate between very slight gradations of color

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“Discriminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discriminating. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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