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.
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The Illinois Senate has agreed with House changes to a measure that protects immigrants from indiscriminate federal attention.
And as human rights advocates argue, using white phosphorus in populated areas has the potential to cause indiscriminate harm to civilians.
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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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