What does discriminatory mean?

Definitions for discriminatorydɪˈskrɪm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discriminatory.

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)



  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discriminatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discriminatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Pittinsky:

    It is truly discriminatory. In our opinion it violates the constitution.

  2. Matthieu Reeb:

    No finding that this was carried out in a discriminatory, arbitrary or unfair manner.

  3. Douglas Dillard:

    We think it’s discriminatory, and it violates equal terms, they had no reason to deny this.

  4. Amnesty International:

    The death penalty in India is arbitrary, discriminatory and is often used disproportionately against the poor.

  5. Steve Caldeira:

    The ordinance is clearly discriminatory and would harm hard-working small business owners who happen to be franchisees.

Images & Illustrations of discriminatory

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