- not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.: indiscriminate in one's friendships.
- not discriminate; haphazard; thoughtless: indiscriminate slaughter.
- not kept apart or divided; thrown together; jumbled: an indiscriminate combination of colors and styles.
Origin of indiscriminate
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1. See miscellaneous. 3. mixed.
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Examples from the Web for indiscriminate
Or did a band of reactionary theocrats put their progressive brethren to the indiscriminate sword?Don't Let the Maccabees Win
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College rankings are ubiquitous, confusing, and often indiscriminate.The Daily Beast’s Down + Dirty Guide to Colleges Methodology
October 16, 2013
Their fire was indiscriminate at best, targeting civilians at worst.Neocon Scholar: Keep Bloodying The Brotherhood
August 16, 2013
For decades, mainstream Palestinian thought has regarded the indiscriminate killing of Jews as legitimate.Hazineh Calls for the Murder of Jews and the Mainstream Press Stays Silent
August 15, 2013
And the sequestration – a set of indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts – is supposed to go into effect in a matter of weeks.Why the GDP Drop is No Big Deal
January 30, 2013
This is true only of injudicious and indiscriminate generosity.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Let us cease thinking that indiscriminate suffering to creatures is the Will of God.The Prodigal Returns
No, my indiscriminate bards; on this occasion we must part company.My Studio Neighbors
William Hamilton Gibson
There had been, they declared, too indiscriminate an admission of Fellows.Art in England</p>
So that the first duty of charity is to refuse to give in this indiscriminate way.Practical Ethics
William DeWitt Hyde
- lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
- jumbled; confused
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Word Origin and History for indiscriminate
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