1. [ adjective ] showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

"the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

Related terms: undiscriminating selective eclectic diacritic discerning discriminate discriminative good appreciative discerning discriminate
2. [ adjective ] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Synonyms: sharp keen incisive penetrating acute piercing penetrative knifelike

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

Related terms: perceptive
3. [ adjective ] marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
Synonyms: discriminate

"discriminate judgments" "discriminate people"

Related terms: indiscriminate
Similar spelling:   discrimination