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synonyms for selective

  • careful
  • choosy
  • discriminatory
  • fussy
  • judicious
  • scrupulous
  • choicy
  • discerning
  • eclectic
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • select
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antonyms for selective

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  • careless
  • thoughtless
  • undemanding
  • unfussy
  • unscrupulous
  • open
  • uncaring
  • undiscriminating
  • unselective
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How to use selective in a sentence

Along with his power surge, and perhaps contributing to it, Tatís has also become more selective about the pitches he swings at.
FERNANDO TATÍS JR. WAS ALREADY MASHING. THEN HE STARTED HITTING THE BALL HARDER.TRAVIS SAWCHIKAUGUST 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Van Eenennaam credits this boost in productivity to conventional selective breeding.
BIOTECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE THE CATTLE INDUSTRY. WILL IT SUCCEED?DYLLAN FURNESSAUGUST 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Interestingly, “fusion’s effect on selective censoring occurred regardless of whether the incongruent comments used offensive language.”
THE ANONYMOUS CULTURE COPS OF THE INTERNET - FACTS SO ROMANTICJESSE SINGALAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
Since then, SDPD has said it would be selective about when it tapped into the cameras.
POLICE USED SMART STREETLIGHT FOOTAGE TO INVESTIGATE PROTESTERSJESSE MARXJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That’s due largely to selective breeding and other technologies.
THE FUTURE OF MEAT (EP. 367 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 29, 2019FREAKONOMICS
But death—the taking of life—was a selective process, intentionally executed, the result a foreseen conclusion.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I'm opposed to dictators, myself; that—and the Selective Service law, of course—was why I was a soldier.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
And this selective desire is none other than the universal Law of Attraction.
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All I wish to say here is that the necessity of some selective process is inherent in the conditions of social life.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
Seines are species-selective, due partly to the preference of certain fishes for special habitat niches.
FISHES OF CHAUTAUQUA, COWLEY AND ELK COUNTIES, KANSASARTIE L. METCALF
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WORDS RELATED TO SELECTIVE

  • dainty
  • eclectic
  • exacting
  • fastidious
  • finical
  • finicky
  • nice
  • overparticular
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • prissy
  • select
  • selective
  • acute
  • astute
  • careful
  • choicy
  • choosy
  • cultivated
  • discerning
  • distinctive
  • eclectic
  • fastidious
  • finical
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • judicious
  • keen
  • opinionated
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • prudent
  • refined
  • select
  • selective
  • sensitive
  • tasteful
  • wise
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