Related formsse·lec·tive·ly, adverbse·lec·tive·ness, nounnon·se·lec·tive, adjectiveun·se·lec·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for selective
Liberals are outraged over the Steven Scalise scandal—but the left has selective amnesia.
Justice should not be selective to fit a political narrative when the facts and evidence prove otherwise.
But a drug like lamotrigine is not selective, and so it also affects the behavior of the rest of the temporal lobe.
Whether or not guayusa is a product of selective breeding, the Kichwa have learned to harness its power.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The weakness of any case becomes clear when the logic used to make the arguments is strained, selective and irrelevant.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A selective death-rate in man can not only be demonstrated but it can be actually measured.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Besides, we have an indirect proof of this in the very results of selective processes as, until now, they are practised.
Cadigan Exhibit No. 21 includes the selective service registration certificate we have been discussing, is that correct?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Curiosity is selective, going out only toward those things in which the life is interested.Training the Teacher|A. F. Schauffler
It is difficult to test these possibilities because the selective value of the taxonomic characters is unknown.