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Discriminative   /dɪskrˈɪmənətɪv/   Listen
Discriminative

adjective
1.
Capable of making fine distinctions.  Synonym: discriminatory.
2.
Expressing careful judgment.  Synonym: judicial.  "A biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"



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"Discriminative" Quotes from Famous Books



... art of fixing them by means of the polcura, an aluminous or astringent mineral. Instead of soap, they used the back of the quillai, which is an excellent substitute. In their language there are many words discriminative of various kinds of baskets and mats, which they manufactured from various vegetables. From a plant called gnocchia, they procured a strong fibrous substance resembling hemp, of which they made ropes and fishing nets of different kinds; and the inhabitants on the coast used ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5 • Robert Kerr



Words linked to "Discriminative" :   discriminate, critical, discriminating



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