Definition of discriminating in English:

discriminating

adjective

  • Having or showing refined taste or good judgement.

    ‘he became a discriminating collector and patron of the arts’
    • ‘My discriminating palate tastes the most uncommon differences’
    • ‘They have discriminating taste and an appreciation of craftsmanship.’
    • ‘My comments are those of an occasional patient, a discriminating consumer, and a visual critic.’
    • ‘‘The composer's operetta appeals to a less discriminating taste for melody, harmony and rhythm,’ he said.’
    • ‘I can't imagine it appealing much to women or to those of more discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘I think you have to arm yourself with good information, which means seeking out reliable books or Internet sites that can give you the information so that you can be a discriminating consumer.’
    • ‘Today's most notorious urban music artists love it, so do discriminating four-star chefs and everyone in between.’
    • ‘Daisy has a very sensitive stomach and a discriminating palate.’
    • ‘They have a strong desire to succeed, are very discriminating and tend to be critical of others.’
    • ‘It does require a fairly perceptive and finely discriminating eye to judge intelligently the intrinsic qualities of any work of art.’
    • ‘You seem like someone who has discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘Here are the latest DVD releases for those with discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘In five years since coming to England, he had received royal notice as poet and playwright, the subscription had gone well, he enjoyed the friendships of men of wit and the support of some discriminating patrons.’
    • ‘How sweet of you to worry, but I do have a discriminating taste in men.’
    • ‘This place has some amazingly gorgeous things to offer shoppers with discriminating taste.’
    • ‘Apart from finding a reputable dealer, the only way for serious collectors to develop a discriminating eye is through studying the history of the medium, visiting museums and galleries and endlessly handling and comparing prints.’
    • ‘But increasingly, what many discriminating moviegoers want is a more judicious use of visual effects’
    • ‘If a woman is discriminating and judgemental, doesn't that make her affection a greater prize?’
    • ‘For people of discriminating tastes, that is the ideal karaoke.’
    • ‘Sure, free range, grass fed cattle is best, especially for the discriminating taste, but is it affordable?’
    discerning, perceptive, astute, shrewd, judicious, perspicacious, insightful
    selective, with good taste, particular, fastidious, critical, keen, tasteful, refined, sensitive, cultivated, cultured, artistic, aesthetic
    nice
    discriminative
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Pronunciation:

discriminating

/dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪtɪŋ/