adjective in·dis·crim·i·nate \ˌin-dis-ˈkrim-nət, -ˈkri-mə-\
: affecting or harming many people or things in a careless or unfair way
: not careful in making choices
a : not marked by careful distinction : deficient in discrimination and discernment <indiscriminate reading habits> <indiscriminate mass destruction>
b : haphazard, random <indiscriminate application of a law>
— in·dis·crim·i·nate·ly adverb
— in·dis·crim·i·nate·ness noun
Examples of INDISCRIMINATE
- They participated in the indiscriminate slaughter of countless innocent victims.
- He objects to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
- She has been indiscriminate in choosing her friends.
First Known Use of INDISCRIMINATE
Related to INDISCRIMINATE
- assorted, eclectic, heterogeneous, miscellaneous, kitchen-sink, magpie, mixed, motley, patchwork, piebald, promiscuous, raggle-taggle, ragtag, varied
: not done in a careful way : wrongly causing widespread harm <They objected to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.>
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