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INDISCRIMINATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indiscriminate mean? 

INDISCRIMINATE (adjective)
  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 


INDISCRIMINATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Failing to make or recognize distinctions

Similar:

indiscriminating; undiscriminating (not discriminating)


Sense 2indiscriminate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not marked by fine distinctions

Context examples:

indiscriminate reading habits / an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles

Similar:

promiscuous (not selective of a single class or person)

sweeping; wholesale (ignoring distinctions)

Also:

indiscriminating; undiscriminating (not discriminating)

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

Antonym:

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


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