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Definitions of discriminative

  1. DISCRIMINATIVELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. capable of making fine distinctions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Observing distinctions; making differences; discriminating. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Showing exact judgment; penetrating; acute; discriminating. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. That marks a difference: characteristic: observing distinctions. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Discriminating; distinctive. discriminatory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. That constitutes a mark of difference; characteristic; that observes distinctions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. That makes or observes the mark of distinction or difference. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for discriminative

  1. Besides the love, he has the instinct, of literature, and this instinct draws him to what is its bloom and fullest manifestation, and his love is the more warm and constant for being discriminative and refined. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  2. For that which hath the natural use of reason has the faculty of discriminative judgment, and of itself distinguishes what is to be shunned or desired. – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
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