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Definitions for indiscriminate
ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm ə nɪtin·dis·crim·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indiscriminateadjective

    failing to make or recognize distinctions

  2. indiscriminateadjective

    not marked by fine distinctions

    "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"


  1. indiscriminateadjective

    Without care or making distinctions, thoughtless.

    How can anyone be so indiscriminate in making friends as he is?

    Etymology: * From in-, + discriminatum, past participle of discriminare. Confer crime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indiscriminateadjective

    not discriminate; wanting discrimination; undistinguishing; not making any distinction; confused; promiscuous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indiscriminate

    in-dis-krim′i-nāt, adj. not distinguishing: promiscuous.—adv. Indiscrim′inately.—adjs. Indiscrim′inating, Indiscrim′inative, not discriminative.—n. Indiscriminā′tion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indiscriminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indiscriminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of indiscriminate in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Phillips:

    It is a totally indiscriminate and brutal way of killing.

  2. Neal Walker:

    Indiscriminate shelling of civilians violates international humanitarian law and must stop.

  3. George Kyritsis:

    The indiscriminate use of chemicals, rubber bullets and stun grenades against vulnerable populations, and particularly without reasons for such force, is a dangerous and deplorable act.

  4. Elvis Picardo:

    The selling is indiscriminate, it's panic-driven, and it doesn't help that the U.S. indices have also turned soft over the past month.

  5. Jim Kenney:

    I am beyond sickened. I refuse to accept this emergency situation as normal, people have the right to travel between work and home, and around town, without the fear of being shot, and possibly killed, by reckless, indiscriminate gunfire.

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    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
    • A. contiguous
    • B. contagious
    • C. eloquent
    • D. ravening

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