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Princeton's WordNet

  1. randomly, indiscriminately, haphazardly, willy-nilly, arbitrarily, at random, every which wayadverb

    in a random manner

    "the houses were randomly scattered"; "bullets were fired into the crowd at random"

  2. promiscuously, indiscriminatelyadverb

    in an indiscriminate manner

    "she reads promiscuously"


  1. indiscriminatelyadverb

    In an indiscriminate manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indiscriminatelyadverb

    Without distinction.

    Etymology: from indiscriminate.

    Others use defamatory discourse purely for love of talk, whose speech, like a flowing current, bears away indiscriminately whatever lies in its way. Government of the Tongue.

    Liquors, strong of acid salts, destroy the blueness of the infusion of our wood; and liquors indiscriminately, that abound with sulphureous salts, restore it. Boyle.


  1. indiscriminately

    Indiscriminately refers to an act performed randomly or within no set exclusionary parameters. It's used to describe actions done without making thoughtful decisions, without care, partiality, or preference, often resulting in lack of order or distinction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indiscriminately in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indiscriminately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of indiscriminately in a Sentence

  1. Jason Murphy:

    Lyra was killed by shots that were fired indiscriminately, the gunman showed no thought for who may have been killed or injured when he fired these shots.

  2. Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire:

    Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.

  3. Jane Austen:

    Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.

  4. Foreign Affairs:

    The acts of terror by Hamas and other militant groups in firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel... cannot and should not ever be justified.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.

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    A transition
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