Definition of discriminating in US English:

discriminating

adjective

  • (of a person) having or showing refined taste or good judgment.

    ‘he became a discriminating collector and patron of the arts’
    • ‘My comments are those of an occasional patient, a discriminating consumer, and a visual critic.’
    • ‘This place has some amazingly gorgeous things to offer shoppers with discriminating taste.’
    • ‘‘The composer's operetta appeals to a less discriminating taste for melody, harmony and rhythm,’ he said.’
    • ‘It does require a fairly perceptive and finely discriminating eye to judge intelligently the intrinsic qualities of any work of art.’
    • ‘They have a strong desire to succeed, are very discriminating and tend to be critical of others.’
    • ‘Daisy has a very sensitive stomach and a discriminating palate.’
    • ‘But increasingly, what many discriminating moviegoers want is a more judicious use of visual effects’
    • ‘Sure, free range, grass fed cattle is best, especially for the discriminating taste, but is it affordable?’
    • ‘I can't imagine it appealing much to women or to those of more discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘They have discriminating taste and an appreciation of craftsmanship.’
    • ‘Today's most notorious urban music artists love it, so do discriminating four-star chefs and everyone in between.’
    • ‘Here are the latest DVD releases for those with discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You seem like someone who has discriminating tastes.’
    • ‘For people of discriminating tastes, that is the ideal karaoke.’
    • ‘If a woman is discriminating and judgemental, doesn't that make her affection a greater prize?’
    • ‘How sweet of you to worry, but I do have a discriminating taste in men.’
    • ‘My discriminating palate tastes the most uncommon differences’
    discerning, perceptive, astute, shrewd, judicious, perspicacious, insightful
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Pronunciation

discriminating

/dəˈskrɪməˌneɪdɪŋ//dəˈskriməˌnādiNG/