discriminating

Someone discriminating has fine-grained judgment and can tell, for example, the difference between pretty good cookies and incredibly great cookies — a valuable skill.

There are many areas of life where being discriminating can help you. A discriminating TV watcher will only watch the best shows, while someone undiscriminating will watch anything that's on. When eating, being discriminating is especially useful: why eat food that's badly prepared or unhealthy if you don't have to? A discriminating person can pick up on the small differences between things and use those differences to make better choices. We should all try to be more discriminating.

Definitions of discriminating
  1. adjective
    showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    “the discriminating eye of the connoisseur”
    Synonyms:
    discerning
    having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    discriminate
    marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions
    appreciative
    having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion
    diacritic, diacritical
    capable of distinguishing
    discerning
    able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive
    discriminative, discriminatory
    capable of making fine distinctions
    eclectic
    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
    good
    generally admired
    selective
    tending to select; characterized by careful choice
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    Antonyms:
    indiscriminating, undiscriminating
    not discriminating
    indiscriminate
    not marked by fine distinctions
    indiscriminate
    failing to make or recognize distinctions
    scattershot
    covering a wide range in a haphazard way
    unperceptive
    lacking sensitivity, taste, or judgment
    unselective
    not selective or discriminating
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  2. adjective
    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    synonyms: acute, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
    perceptive
    having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
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