Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb discriminate

3 senses of discriminate

Sense 1
discriminate, know apart -- (recognize or perceive the difference)
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 2
discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 3
discriminate -- (distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish")
       => spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart -- (detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Antonyms of adj discriminating

2 senses of discriminating

Sense 1
discriminating (vs. undiscriminating) -- (showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur")

undiscriminating (vs. discriminating), indiscriminating -- (not discriminating)
        => 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; "unselective in her reading habits; her choices seemed completely random")

Sense 2
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations")

INDIRECT (VIA perceptive) -> unperceptive, unperceiving -- (lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder")

Similarity of adj discriminating

2 senses of discriminating

Sense 1
discriminating (vs. undiscriminating) -- (showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur")
       => appreciative -- (having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion; "appreciative of a beautiful landscape"; "an appreciative laugh from the audience")
       => diacritic, diacritical -- (capable of distinguishing; "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel)
       => discerning -- (able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color")
       => discriminative, discriminatory -- (capable of making fine distinctions)
       => eclectic -- (selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas)
       => good -- (generally admired; "good taste")
       => selective -- (tending to select; characterized by careful choice; "an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown)
          Also See-> discerning#1; discriminate#1

Sense 2
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations")
       => perceptive (vs. unperceptive) -- (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation")

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