- 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 indiscriminately
But now we know that this is an indiscriminately bipartisan vice.Big Brother Is Watching Your Cell Phone
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He used that training to defy our trust, to indiscriminately and systematically harm the United States.Bradley Manning Awaits Army’s Decision on Whether to Court-Martial Him
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Today, he has become a campaign suicide bomber throwing shrapnel, indiscriminately wounding his own people and creating chaos.Newt Gingrich Presidential Campaign Goes Kaboom
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Indiscriminately: without making any distinctions between them.The History of London
The members come from all parts of England indiscriminately.
Men, women, and children were indiscriminately put to the sword.The Huguenots in France
The women and children, as they were overtaken, were indiscriminately slaughtered.A Voyage round the World
Indiscriminately we have to swallow the "universe" or indiscriminately we have to let the "universe" alone.The Complex Vision
John Cowper Powys
- lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
- jumbled; confused
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Word Origin and History for indiscriminately
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