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
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adj 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
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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adj 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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