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Definition of the adjective discriminatory

What does discriminatory mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
  2. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
  3. capable of making fine distinctions
  4. manifesting partiality

Alternative definition of the adjective discriminatory


  1. Of or pertaining to discrimination (in all senses).
  2. Showing prejudice or bias.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the City (2005)

by Roger W. Caves

Some researchers add 'income', or 'source of income', as a category on which discriminatory practices might be based. According to them, the percentage of income to be devoted to housing is misleading in individual cases; accordingly, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (2009)

by Caroline Clauss-Ehlers

Discriminatory acts are committed in many forms, including: overt or blatant discrimination;covertor hidden discrimination; intentional, when an individual purposely commits a discriminatory act; and unintentional, when an individual ...

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What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact. (Sonny Rollins)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1C3R1I1M3I1N1A1T1O1R1Y4

The value of this 14-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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