Origin of discriminating
verb (used without object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·crim·i·nat·ed, dis·crim·i·nat·ing.
Origin of discriminate
Related Words for discriminatingchoosy, discerning, fastidious, selective, eclectic, refined, finicky, astute, fussy, keen, select, cultivated, acute, careful, distinctive, judicious, opinionated, particular, persnickety, picky
Examples from the Web for discriminating
Contemporary Examples of discriminating
It becomes a system which does the discriminating on behalf of the powerful majority.What We Need Are Anti-Racists
August 24, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America does not mess around when it comes to discriminating against gay adults.Fringe Factor: Boy Scouts Kick Out Gay Leader’s Entire Troop
April 27, 2014
Now, the company is being accused of discriminating against plus-size women because it doesn't make clothing over size 12.Why 2013 Hasn’t Been Lululemon’s Best Year
August 5, 2013
Manning was also discriminating, although in his case he chose to put out secret info that he had not read.Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden Is a Hero and We Need More Whistleblowers
June 10, 2013
Sen. Boxer is fine with Israel discriminating against U.S. citizens like me based on our faith.Barbara Boxer: Withdraw Your Biased Bill
April 29, 2013
Historical Examples of discriminating
We resolved that this discriminating company should not repent its choice.Meadow Grass
Discriminating, systematic, scientific culture is our demand.
A fine time, truly, for Ogres, with their discriminating scent!
This is not always, the result of impartial and discriminating judgment.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
A most sympathetic and discriminating memoir.Glasgow Herald.The Industries of Animals
Word Origin for discriminate
"possessing discernment," 1792, present participle adjective from discriminate (v.).
1620s, from Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare "to divide, separate," from discrimen (genitive discriminis) "interval, distinction, difference," derived noun from discernere (see discern). The adverse (usually racial) sense is first recorded 1866, American English. Positive sense remains in discriminating. Related: Discriminated. Also used 17c. and after as an adjective meaning "distinct."