- characterized by or showing prejudicial treatment, especially as an indication of bias related to age, color, national origin, religion, sex, etc.: discriminatory practices in housing; a discriminatory tax.
- discriminative(defs 1, 2).
Origin of discriminatory
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Examples from the Web for discriminatory
I am so sorry that your parents did this to you, developing their own discriminatory take on your existence.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
Allen admitted that he had been worried about impersonating Walt Jr. but thought it would be discriminatory to leave him out.One Man 'Breaking Bad' Kills on Stage
August 27, 2014
“These types of discriminatory legal provisions are littered throughout the Iranian legal system,” says Sanei.Iran to Hang Abused Child Bride
June 20, 2014
But with the vote approaching, is the new version as discriminatory as the old one?
The new version of the bill is so ambiguously written, it might be almost as discriminatory as the old version.
This does not however detract in the least from their discriminatory character.
Whether they are or not, the result is discriminatory just the same.
It is also possible to have differentiated or discriminatory deflation.After the Rain
These discriminatory efforts against the Japanese obstruct the Americanization of native-born Japanese in two ways.Japan and the California Problem
The Food Administration Act forbade manipulation or speculation, excessive profits, discriminatory practices, and waste.
- based on or showing prejudice; biased
- capable of making fine distinctions
- (of a statistical test) unbiased
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Word Origin and History for discriminatory
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