discriminating love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions; perceptive.
  • adj. Showing careful judgment or fine taste: a discriminating collector of rare books; a dish for the discriminating palate.
  • adj. Separating into distinct parts or components; analytical.
  • adj. Serving to distinguish; distinctive: a discriminating characteristic.
  • adj. Marked by or showing bias; discriminatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to perceive fine distinctions between similar things; perceptive
  • adj. Having a discerning judgment or taste
  • v. Present participle of discriminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marking a difference; distinguishing.
  • adj. making careful or fine distinctions, especially as to quality or accuracy.
  • adj. having a refined taste or excellent judgment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That discriminates; noting distinctions and differences with accuracy and nicety; distinguishing: as, a discriminating mind.
  • Serving as a ground or means of discrimination; distinctive.
  • A higher tonnage-duty on vessels not owned by citizens of the importing country than on vessels owned wholly or in part by such citizens. Also called differential duty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
  • adj. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions


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