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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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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.
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.
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.
The different kinds of abuse and the different reasons why they occur mean that there needs to be a range of resources designed not just for the abused person but for the abuser, and that professionals have to use these discriminatingly.
And this cancellation must be resisted, if only because it would then be pointless to try to distinguish between social systems, or to inquire, discriminatingly, where this or that system went good or went bad.