Definition of discriminating in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪtɪŋ/


Having or showing refined taste or good judgement: he became a discriminating collector and patron of the arts
More example sentences
  • ‘The composer's operetta appeals to a less discriminating taste for melody, harmony and rhythm,’ he said.
  • Here are the latest DVD releases for those with discriminating tastes.
  • For people of discriminating tastes, that is the ideal karaoke.
discerning, perceptive, astute, shrewd, judicious, perspicacious, insightful;
selective, with good taste, particular, fastidious, critical, keen, tasteful, refined, sensitive, cultivated, cultured, artistic, aesthetic
archaic nice



Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪtɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • Encouragement and reward are, of course, essential for learning but only when used intelligently, discriminatingly, closely focused on the product or process of a pupil's work.
  • We're probably supposed to assume he bought his Internet stocks just as discriminatingly.
  • Maybe your ability to listen to them discriminatingly is damaged as well.

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