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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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management 2nd edition (2012)

by Abraham Pizam

Discriminatory pricing A substantial proportion of the 'hospitality experience' is composed of intangible or servicetype elements. Therefore, an understanding of this theory is of paramount importance for hospitality managers and front-line ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Criminology (2012)

by Eugene McLaughlin, John Muncie

Sometimes discriminatory practices will persist even in the face of laws or policies designed to eliminate discrimination.

Google previewNolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (2013)

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions by Shae Irving, Editors of Nolo

For example, you might make a log of every racist comment your supervisor makes, or note discriminatory statements made by company officials in speeches or presentations. And keep track of key employment decisions that you suspect ...

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, ...

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Quotes about discriminatory

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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