465. Discrimination.

465. [Results of comparison, 1.] Discrimination.NOUN. discrimination, distinction, differentiation, diagnosis, diorism; nice perception; perception of difference, appreciation of difference; estimation &c. 466; nicety, refinement; taste &c. 850; critique, judgment; tact; discernment &c. (intelligence) 498; acuteness, penetration; nuances.

VERB. discriminate, distinguish, severalize; recognize, match, identify; separate; draw the line, sift; separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat; separate the men from the boys; split hairs, draw a fine line, nitpick, quibble.

estimate &c. (measure) 466; know which is which, know what is what, “know a hawk from a handsaw.” {Shakespeare—Hamlet. (See Phrases below for full context). }.

take into account, take into consideration; give due weight to, allow due weight to; weigh carefully.

ADJ. discriminating &c. v.; dioristic, discriminative, distinctive; nice.

PHR. Il y a fagots et fagots. {Mollière—Le Medécin Malgré lui. I. 6. “There are fagots and fagots.” }.

“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly I / know a hawk from a handsaw.” {Shakespeare—Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2.}.

Rem acu tetigisti. [Lat.] {Plautus—Rudens. V. II. 19. “You have hit the nail on the head.” or “You have touched it with the needle.” }.

La critique est aisée, et l’art est difficile. [Fr.] {Destouches—Glorieux. II. 5. “Criticism is easy, and art is difficult.” }.

Miles apart; a distinction without a difference.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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