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 for discriminating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discriminate \Dis*crim"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Discriminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Discriminating.]
     To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to
     separate from another by discerning differences; to
     distinguish. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           To discriminate the goats from the sheep. --Barrow.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  discriminating
      adj 1: showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment
             especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye
             of the connoisseur" [ant: indiscriminating,
             undiscriminating]
      2: 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" [syn: acute,
         discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike,
         penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "discriminating":
     accurate, adoptive, appointive, appreciative, careful, censorious,
     characteristic, characterizing, choicy, choosing, choosy,
     circumspect, civilized, conscientious, considerate, constituent,
     contrastive, critical, cultivated, cultured, dainty, delicate,
     diacritical, diagnostic, differencing, differential,
     differentiative, discerning, discreet, discriminate,
     discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, eclectic, elective,
     electoral, elegant, enlightened, exact, exacting, fastidious, fine,
     fussy, graceful, gracile, gracious, idiosyncratic, individualizing,
     individuating, judgmatic, judicial, judicious, keen, meticulous,
     nice, particular, peculiar, perceptive, perfectionistic,
     personalizing, picky, polished, politic, precise, precisianistic,
     priggish, provident, prudent, prudential, prudish, punctilious,
     puristic, puritanic, refined, reflecting, reflective, scrupulous,
     select, selecting, selective, sensitive, separative, sophisticated,
     strict, subtle, tactful, thoughtful, well-advised, well-judged,
     wise
  
  

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