Discriminating Dis*crim"i*na`ting, a. 1. Marking a difference; distinguishing. -- {Dis*crim"i*na`ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

And finds with keen discriminating sight, Black's not so black; -- nor white so very white. --Canning. [1913 Webster]

2. making careful or fine distinctions, especially as to quality or accuracy; as, a discriminating observer.

Syn: discerning, perspicacious. [PJC]

3. having a refined taste or excellent judgment; as, a discriminating taste. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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