Definition of "discriminating" [dis•crim•i•na•ting]

  • Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions; perceptive. (adjective)
  • Showing careful judgment or fine taste: a discriminating collector of rare books; a dish for the discriminating palate. (adjective)
  • Separating into distinct parts or components; analytical. (adjective)
  • Serving to distinguish; distinctive: a discriminating characteristic. (adjective)
  • Marked by or showing bias; discriminatory. (adjective)
  • Able to see fine distinctions and differences (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Discerning in matters of taste (adjective)
  • (of a tariff, import duty, etc) levied at differential rates in order to favour or discourage imports or exports (adjective)

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Use "discriminating" in a sentence
  • "ISPs are not interested in discriminating against content, nor against particular application or content providers."
  • "Her topic: How broadband service providers are and should be regulated in discriminating against legal content and applications."
  • "Making generalized statements about "white people discriminating" is for the most part, untrue."