Definitions for discriminatorydɪˈskrɪm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•crim•i•na•to•rydɪˈskrɪm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

  1. characterized by or showing prejudice or partiality:

    discriminatory practices in housing.

    Category: Sociology

  2. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: discriminative (def. 1). 2

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prejudiced, discriminatory(adj)

    being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand

    "a prejudiced judge"

  2. discriminatory, invidious(adj)

    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

    "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"

  3. discriminative, discriminatory(adj)

    capable of making fine distinctions

  4. discriminatory, preferential(adj)

    manifesting partiality

    "a discriminatory tax"; "preferential tariff rates"; "preferential treatment"; "a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"


  1. discriminatory(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to discrimination (in all senses).

  2. discriminatory(Adjective)

    Showing prejudice or bias.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discriminatory(adj)



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