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discrimination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discrimination

  1. the state of being kept distinct in her mind there did not exist a discrimination between the imaginary and the real Synonyms of discrimination demarcation, discreteness, separation, distinctionWords Related to discrimination differentiation; isolation, segregationNear Antonyms of discrimination blurring, confusion

Synonym Discussion of discrimination

discernment, discrimination, perception, penetration, insight, acumen mean a power to see what is not evident to the average mind. discernment stresses accuracy (as in reading character or motives or appreciating art).
    • the discernment to know true friends
discrimination stresses the power to distinguish and select what is true or appropriate or excellent.
    • the discrimination that develops through listening to a lot of great music
perception implies quick and often sympathetic discernment (as of shades of feeling).
    • a novelist of keen perception into human motives
penetration implies a searching mind that goes beyond what is obvious or superficial.
    • lacks the penetration to see the scorn beneath their friendly smiles
insight suggests depth of discernment coupled with understanding sympathy.
    • a documentary providing insight into the plight of the homeless
acumen implies characteristic penetration combined with keen practical judgment.
    • a director of reliable box-office acumen


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