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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indiscriminate mean? 

  The adjective INDISCRIMINATE has 2 senses:

1. failing to make or recognize distinctions
2. not marked by fine distinctions

  Familiarity information: INDISCRIMINATE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1indiscriminate [BACK TO TOP]


Failing to make or recognize distinctions


indiscriminating; undiscriminating (not discriminating)

Sense 2indiscriminate [BACK TO TOP]


Not marked by fine distinctions

Context examples:

indiscriminate reading habits / an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles


promiscuous (not selective of a single class or person)

sweeping; wholesale (ignoring distinctions)


indiscriminating; undiscriminating (not discriminating)

general (applying to all or most members of a category or group)


discriminate (marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions)

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