Definition of indiscriminate
1a : not marked by careful distinction : deficient in discrimination and discernment indiscriminate reading habits indiscriminate mass destructionb : haphazard, random indiscriminate application of a law
Examples of indiscriminate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of indiscriminate from the Web
The report commended government forces for reducing civilian casualties from ground engagements, including indiscriminate firing of mortars and other heavy weapons in civilian areas.
Nuclear weapons, after all, don’t function like traditional weaponry and are effectively indiscriminate tools of mass slaughter.
Encouraging discussion of new ideas is certainly one of our goals, but indiscriminate attacks that question the motivation and integrity of the doctors who contribute to the site is not.
Slaughter of the Houthis, indiscriminate bombing, famine, cholera — as recompense to the Saudis for the Iran deal?
Unlike WannaCry’s indiscriminate propagation, however, Petya prioritizes fully penetrating a single network rather than spreading to others.
Indeed, Little Crow himself had chastised these young men for their indiscriminate murders, preferring to concentrate attacks against official institutions like Ft. Ridgely.
Invading Muslim countries to wage indiscriminate war has always gone so well for us, hasn't it?
If those messages weren't loud enough, physicians could also consider the high-profile arrests of colleagues accused of indiscriminate opioid distribution.
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INDISCRIMINATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indiscriminate for English Language Learners
: affecting or harming many people or things in a careless or unfair way
: not careful in making choices
INDISCRIMINATE Defined for Kids
Definition of indiscriminate for Students
: not done in a careful way : wrongly causing widespread harm They objected to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
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