indiscriminate

[ in-di-skrim-uh-nit ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm ə nɪt /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. indiscipline,
  2. indiscoverable,
  3. indiscreet,
  4. indiscrete,
  5. indiscretion,
  6. indiscriminately,
  7. indiscriminating,
  8. indiscrimination,
  9. indiscussible,
  10. indispensability

Origin of indiscriminate

1590–1600; in-3 + discriminate (adj.)

SYNONYMS FOR indiscriminate
1. See miscellaneous. 3. mixed.

Related formsin·dis·crim·i·nate·ly, adverbin·dis·crim·i·nate·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for indiscriminate

indiscriminate

/ (ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt) /

adjective

lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
jumbled; confused
Derived Formsindiscriminately, adverbindiscriminateness, nounindiscrimination, noun

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Word Origin and History for indiscriminate

indiscriminate

adj.

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + discriminate (adj.).

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