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adjective as in discriminating

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Along with his power surge, and perhaps contributing to it, Tatís has also become more selective about the pitches he swings at.

Van Eenennaam credits this boost in productivity to conventional selective breeding.

Interestingly, “fusion’s effect on selective censoring occurred regardless of whether the incongruent comments used offensive language.”

Since then, SDPD has said it would be selective about when it tapped into the cameras.

That’s due largely to selective breeding and other technologies.

Liberals are outraged over the Steven Scalise scandal—but the left has selective amnesia.

Based on our conversation, he decided to do more research and apply to at least one small selective college.

Justice should not be selective to fit a political narrative when the facts and evidence prove otherwise.

But a drug like lamotrigine is not selective, and so it also affects the behavior of the rest of the temporal lobe.

Whether or not guayusa is a product of selective breeding, the Kichwa have learned to harness its power.

But death—the taking of life—was a selective process, intentionally executed, the result a foreseen conclusion.

I'm opposed to dictators, myself; that—and the Selective Service law, of course—was why I was a soldier.

And this selective desire is none other than the universal Law of Attraction.

All I wish to say here is that the necessity of some selective process is inherent in the conditions of social life.

Seines are species-selective, due partly to the preference of certain fishes for special habitat niches.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to selective, such as: careful, choosy, discriminatory, fussy, judicious, and scrupulous.

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