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See definition of discriminative on Dictionary.com
  • adj.discriminating
  • adj.discriminatory

synonyms for discriminative

  • discerning
  • discriminate
  • discriminatory
  • particular
  • selective
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How to use discriminative in a sentence

The Pekingese are very discriminative and frequently condescendingly refer to all other Chinese as "outside men" or "foreigners."
LIFE AND SPORT IN CHINAOLIVER G. READY
Compunction at incipient crime, and gratitude to find its punishment so mercifully speedy, so lenient, so discriminative?
THE COMPLETE PROSE WORKS OF MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPERMARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
The retentive power works up to the height of the discriminative power; it can do no more.
FROEBEL'S GIFTSKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
In him the discriminative sensory perceptions kept pace with great intellectual activities—attention and judgment.
THE MONTESSORI METHODMARIA MONTESSORI
Of him his best friend, Sydney Smith, left a short but discriminative character.
THE WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETYGRACE & PHILIP WHARTON
By Cerberus must be understood the discriminative part of the soul, of which a dog, by reason of its sagacity, is an emblem.
THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES AND RITESDUDLEY WRIGHT
As he proceeded, they rather opposed him, as not sufficiently particular and discriminative in his zeal.
GEORGE WHITEFIELDJOSEPH BELCHER
These figures show an increase of discriminative sensibility for such changes as the series advances.
HARVARD PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES, VOLUME 1VARIOUS
A just poetical taste, and the acquisition of a nice discriminative musical ear, are equally the work of time.
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS' DISCOURSESSIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
When he had provided the natural means of discriminative development, he left the rest to the natural growth of his prune trees.
CERTAIN SUCCESSNORVAL A. HAWKINS
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