discriminatory


dis·crim·i·na·to·ry

adjective \dis-ˈkri-mə-nə-ˌtr-ē, -ˈkrim-nə-\

: not fair : unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people

Full Definition of DISCRIMINATORY

2
:  applying or favoring discrimination in treatment
dis·crim·i·na·to·ri·ly \-ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈtr-ə-lē, -ˌkrim-nə-\ adverb

Examples of DISCRIMINATORY

  1. The law prohibits discriminatory hiring practices.
  2. <a company that was fined for its discriminatory practices in the hiring of women>

First Known Use of DISCRIMINATORY

1828

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