discriminative[-nāt′iv, -nə tiv]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- making fine distinctions; discerning
- characterized by or showing partiality or prejudice; discriminatory
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Drawing distinctions.
- Marked by or showing prejudice: discriminative hiring practices.
- dis·crimˈi·naˌtive·ly adverb