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

1590–1600; in-3 + discriminate (adj.)
Related formsin·dis·crim·i·nate·ly, adverbin·dis·crim·i·nate·ness, noun

Synonyms for indiscriminate

1. See miscellaneous. 3. mixed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
jumbled; confused
Derived Formsindiscriminately, adverbindiscriminateness, nounindiscrimination, noun
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Word Origin and History for indiscriminately

1650s, from indiscriminate + -ly (2).



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

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