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Synonyms for discriminating
dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪŋ

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discriminating

    Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.

    Synonyms:
    acute, astute, clear-sighted, crafty, cunning, discerning, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discriminatingadjective

    showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

    "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, sharp, acute

    Antonyms:
    scattershot, unperceptive, unselective, undiscriminating, indiscriminating, indiscriminate, unperceiving

  2. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharpadjective

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

    Synonyms:
    intense, penetrative, shrill, neat, sharp, shrewd, lancinating, nifty, sharp-worded, not bad(p), bang-up, astute, incisive, acuate, dandy, tart, smashing, cutting, bully, precipitous, needlelike, slap-up, abrupt, keen, lancinate, knifelike, corking, exquisite, groovy, great, acute, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, undiscriminating, unperceiving, indiscriminating, unselective, indiscriminate, scattershot

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discriminatingadjective

    Synonyms:
    distinguishing, differential, discriminative

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  1. List of paraphrases for "discriminating":

    discriminant, discriminatory

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How to use discriminating in a sentence?

  1. Jeb Bush:

    A big country, a tolerant country, ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs.

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    He is already discriminating by saying "What do you lack?" You, We. He calls us "you", the ones that are not Turks. Actually we all are people living in our motherlands. How can you call natives of this land as "you", with which identity? .. Thank God we have everything and we expect nothing from you(Tayyip Erdogan), we have even more than you, not anything less. (On the quote of State President Tayyip Erdogan "What Kurdish problem, what do you lack?")

  3. John Jackson:

    The passage of Senate Bill 1146 would destroy the foundation upon which this university was founded, systematically discriminating against religious institutions and preventing student access and choice to Christian higher education is bad policy and will have a negative effect on the state of California.

  4. Jean Botha:

    We were faced with a tough decision, we had to choose between the death of the child and accepting an infected organ to save her. The mother kept pushing and almost challenged us that we were possibly discriminating against her. Knowing HIV individuals live healthy lives, we had to take the opportunity.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Turning away orphans, applying a religious test, discriminating against Muslims, slamming the door on every single Syrian refugee--is just not who we are. We’re better than that.

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