Discriminating vs Prejudice - What's the difference?
As an adjective discriminating
is able to perceive fine distinctions between similar things; perceptive.
As a verb discriminating
As a noun prejudice is
a harm, a damage.
Able to perceive fine distinctions between similar things; perceptive
Having a discerning judgment or taste
(countable) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
* (rfdate) (Macaulay)
(countable) Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
(countable) An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.
- Though often misled by prejudice and passion, he was emphatically an honest man.
(obsolete) Knowledge formed in advance; foresight, presaging.
* , II.ix:
- I am free of all prejudices . I hate everyone equally.
(obsolete) Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
- the first did in the forepart sit, / That nought mote hinder his quicke preiudize : / He had a sharpe foresight, and working wit
* (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
- England and France might, through their amity, / Breed him some prejudice .
* (law) without prejudice – without affecting a legal interest
* in prejudice of – to the detriment or injury of
* to the prejudice of – with resulting harm to
To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
To cause prejudice.