Definition of Discriminatory

1. Adjective. Being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand. "A prejudiced judge"

Exact synonyms: Prejudiced
Similar to: Homophobic, Jaundiced, Loaded, Anti-semite, Antiblack, Racist, Sexist
Derivative terms: Discriminate
Antonyms: Unprejudiced



2. Adjective. Containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice. "Invidious comparisons"
Exact synonyms: Invidious
Similar to: Unfavorable, Unfavourable
Derivative terms: Discriminate

3. Adjective. Capable of making fine distinctions.
Exact synonyms: Discriminative
Similar to: Discriminating
Derivative terms: Discriminate, Discriminate, Discriminate, Discriminate

4. Adjective. Manifesting partiality. "A preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"
Exact synonyms: Preferential
Similar to: Advantageous
Derivative terms: Discriminate, Preference

Definition of Discriminatory

1. a. Discriminative.

Definition of Discriminatory

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to discrimination (in all senses). ¹

2. Adjective. Showing prejudice or bias. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discriminatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discriminatory

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discriminately
discriminateness
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discrimination learning
discriminations
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discriminative stimulus
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discriminators
discriminatory (current term)
discriminous
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disculpated
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disculpating
disculpation
disculpations
disculpatory

Literary usage of Discriminatory

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1. Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S. (1992)
"They also have often exhibited discriminatory behavior toward female victims ... discriminatory attitudes towards women by the police not only contribute to ..."

2. Commercial Policy in War Time and After: A Study of the Application of by William Smith Culbertson (1919)
""Equality of trade conditions"1 can be achieved only by the removal of discriminatory economic barriers such as special reciprocity treaties, ..."

3. Divide and Rule: State-Sponsored Ethnic Violence in Kenya by Binaifer Nowrojee, Bronwen Manby, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Africa Watch Committee (1993)
"The circular was eventually withdrawn.118 The government has adopted a similar policy of discriminatory application of the law with regard to statements ..."

4. Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations by William Meade Fletcher (1919)
"The decisions as to whether a particular rate is discriminatory or not, as unjust, as applicable to the rates of railroad, street railroad, gas, water, ..."

5. Brutality Unchecked: Human Rights Abuses Along the U. S. Border with Mexico by Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Americas Watch Committee (U.S.) (1992)
"Because the INS, local police, community leaders, and ordinary citizens turn a blind eye to racially discriminatory conduct by Border Patrol officers, ..."

6. American Law and Procedure by James Parker Hall, James De Witt Andrews (1911)
"discriminatory legislation prohibited. The principal legislative powers by which interstate or foreign commerce may be affected are the powers of taxa- ..."

7. Shippers and Carriers of Interstate and Intrastate Freight by Edgar Watkins (1920)
"Rebilling Illegal Only When Unjustly discriminatory. 167. Rebilling. Conclusion. 168. Payment of Elevator Allowances 169. Transit Privileges—Generally. 170. ..."

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