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



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Origin of indiscriminate

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + discriminate (adjective)

synonym study for indiscriminate

1. See miscellaneous.

OTHER WORDS FROM indiscriminate

in·dis·crim·i·nate·ly, adverbin·dis·crim·i·nate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indiscriminate

/ (ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt) /


lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
jumbled; confused

Derived forms of indiscriminate

indiscriminately, adverbindiscriminateness, nounindiscrimination, noun
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