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discriminating

(Distinguishing), adjective contrasting, diacritical, differentiating, differentiative, differing, discriminate, distinctive, inconsistent, selective, separative
Associated concepts: discrimination because of race, dissrimination in hiring, discriminatory practices, equal proteccion, illegal discrimination, invidious discrimination, racial discrimination, reverse discrimination

discriminating

(Judicious), adjective appraising, clear-sighted, critical, discerning, dispassionate, impartial, judgmatic, keen, knowing, meticulous, perceptive, perspicacious, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sapient, selective, sober, sound, thoughtful, unbiased, wise
See also: circumspect, cognizant, discerning, discreet, distinctive, judicious, juridical, lucid, particular, perceptive, perspicacious, preferential, prudent, rational, sapient, scrupulous, sensible, sensitive, subtle
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The issuing of CS gas led to it being used, not always discriminatingly. The same will apply to live ammunition.
He also considers Coleridge's wrestlings with topics such as mysticism, optimism, evolution, and individuality, and writes discriminatingly on his negotiations with the ideas of Hartley, Priestley, Berkeley, and Schelling.
A vast income always overspent: Ceaseless building & collecting not vy discriminatingly works of art: two magnificent establishments, two charming wives; complete indifference to public opinion, a strong liberal & democratic outlook, a 15 million daily circulation, oriental hospitalities, extreme personal courtesy (to us at any rate) & the appearance of a Quaker elder--or perhaps better Mormon elder....
Colonialism brought the various groups together within the modern state but kept them apart and introduced modernization selectively and discriminatingly, especially between the North and the South.
Rather, it belongs to the essential consequences of human freedom that human morality has its locus of responsibility in the capacity of people to react discriminatingly and selectively to what is empirically given (whether this is "natural", genetically determined, or normal", corresponding to expectations).
Turning to Turing, natural selection itself is, Dennett insists, algorithmic, so there is computability, nay even computation (albeit sometimes very much 'as if' rather than intrinsic computation), all the way back in time and so all the way down from us to our earliest molecular antecedents replicating themselves differentially through interacting discriminatingly with what was not themselves, in the primordial soup (or rather clay, for Dennett follows Cairns-Smith on the origins of life).
Horton used oral history discriminatingly as a source for perceptions and carefully evaluates the interviewees' assessments of events.
In the face of opposition and resistance, it uses aggressive energies discriminatingly in order to bring its current work to completion.
178) surely amount to an invitation to apply rubato discriminatingly and sensitively in all his music.
Wilson before him and Billy Booth after.' Nor have the novels been discriminatingly read: it isn't apt to describe Tom Jones as 'bumptious'.
The notes indicate Browing's debts to the Romantics discriminatingly, though by no means exhaustively, tending to emphasize the influence of Wordsworth and Coleridge rather than Shelley, whose atheism seriously qualifies his acceptability.
Scholastics borrowed from the past selectively, filtering what they borrowed through the sieve of Christian doctrine, and accepting only what they thought could be harmonized with that doctrine.(32) In spite of the borrowing en masse that took place in the thirteenth century, a suspicious attitude concerning pagan antiquity was never absent, as the repeated condemnations of heretical and pagan doctrines illustrate.(33) The humanists, by contrast, were attracted to the ancients and emulated less discriminatingly the forms and values of the period as displayed in art and literature.