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indiscriminate

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adjective in·dis·crim·i·nate \ˌin-dis-ˈkrim-nət, -ˈkri-mə-\

Simple Definition of indiscriminate

  • : affecting or harming many people or things in a careless or unfair way

  • : not careful in making choices

Full Definition of indiscriminate

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 a :  promiscuous, unrestrained <indiscriminate sexual behavior> b :  heterogeneous, motley <an indiscriminate collection>

in·dis·crim·i·nate·ly adverb
in·dis·crim·i·nate·ness noun

Examples of indiscriminate

  1. They participated in the indiscriminate slaughter of countless innocent victims.

  2. He objects to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.

  3. She has been indiscriminate in choosing her friends.



Circa 1598

First Known Use of indiscriminate

circa 1598


INDISCRIMINATE Defined for Kids

indiscriminate

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adjective in·dis·crim·i·nate \ˌin-di-ˈskri-mə-nət\

Definition of indiscriminate

  1. :  not done in a careful way :  wrongly causing widespread harm <They objected to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.>





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