Indiscriminate

  • 1 indiscriminate — indiscriminate, wholesale, sweeping are comparable when they mean including all or nearly all within the range of choice, operation, or effectiveness. Something is indiscriminate which does not distinguish the deserving from the undeserving but… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Indiscriminate — In dis*crim i*nate, a. Not discriminate; wanting discrimination; undistinguishing; not making any distinction; confused; promiscuous. Blind or indiscriminate forgiveness. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] The indiscriminate defense of right and wrong.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 indiscriminate — I adjective blanket, broad, comprehensive, designless, haphazard, immethodical, not choosy, not selective, orderless, promiscuous, promiscuus, random, systemless, unaimed, uncritical, undifferentiating, undirected, unmethodical, unorganized,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 indiscriminate — (adj.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + DISCRIMINATE (Cf. discriminate) (adj.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 indiscriminate — [adj] random, chaotic aimless, assorted, broad, careless, confused, designless, desultory, extensive, general, haphazard, heterogeneous, hit or miss*, imperceptive, jumbled, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, mongrel, motley*, multifarious,… …

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  • 6 indiscriminate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or acting at random or without careful judgement. DERIVATIVES indiscriminately adverb indiscriminateness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 indiscriminate — [in΄di skrim′i nit] adj. 1. not based on careful selection or a discerning taste; confused, random, or promiscuous 2. not discriminating; not making careful choices or distinctions indiscriminately adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 indiscriminate — adjective Date: circa 1598 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 > …

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  • 9 indiscriminate — in|dis|crim|i|nate [ˌındıˈskrımınıt] adj an indiscriminate action is done without thinking about what harm it might cause indiscriminate attacks/killing/violence/bombing etc ▪ terrorists responsible for indiscriminate killing ▪ the indiscriminate …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 indiscriminate — indiscriminately, adv. indiscriminateness, n. /in di skrim euh nit/, adj. 1. not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.: indiscriminate in one s friendships. 2. not discriminate; haphazard; thoughtless: indiscriminate… …

    Universalium

  • 11 indiscriminate — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪskrɪ̱mɪnət[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe an action as indiscriminate, you are critical of it because it does not involve any careful thought or choice. The indiscriminate use of fertilisers is damaging to the environment …

    English dictionary

  • 12 indiscriminate — adj. indiscriminate in * * * [ˌɪndɪ skrɪmɪnɪt] indiscriminate in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 indiscriminate — adjective 1 indiscriminate killing, violence, damage etc is done without any thought about who is harmed or what is damaged: the indiscriminate slaughter of innocent civilians 2 not thinking carefully before you make a choice indiscriminately… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 indiscriminate — /ɪndəsˈkrɪmənət / (say induhs krimuhnuht) adjective 1. not discriminating; making no distinction: indiscriminate in one s friendships. 2. not discriminate; confused: indiscriminate slaughter. –indiscriminately, adverb –indiscriminateness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 indiscriminate — adjective /ɪnˈdɪs.kɹɪm.ɪn.ət/ Without care or making distinctions, thoughtless. How can anyone be so indiscriminate in making friends as he is? …

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  • 16 indiscriminate — adj. Indiscriminate is used with these nouns: ↑bombing, ↑killing, ↑massacre, ↑murder, ↑slaughter, ↑use, ↑violence …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 indiscriminate — in|dis|crim|i|nate [ ,ındı skrımınət ] adjective 1. ) done without considering who or what you harm or damage: indiscriminate disclosure of medical records 2. ) done without choosing or judging carefully ╾ in|dis|crim|i|nate|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 indiscriminate — adjective their choice of furnishings is appallingly indiscriminate Syn: nonselective, unselective, undiscriminating, uncritical, aimless, hit or miss, haphazard, random, arbitrary, unsystematic, undirected; wholesale, general, sweeping, blanket; …

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  • 19 indiscriminate — UK [ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnət] / US adjective 1) done without considering who or what you harm or damage indiscriminate disclosure of medical records 2) done without choosing or judging carefully Derived word: indiscriminately adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 20 indiscriminate — in·dis·crim·i·nate (in″dis krimґĭ nət) [L. in not + discrimen distinction] affecting various parts without distinction …

    Medical dictionary