- 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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Related Words for nondiscriminatoryindependent, neutral, nonaligned, uninvolved, unbiased, disinterested, evenhanded, open-minded, dispassionate, equitable, detached, nonpartisan, available, vacant, free, appropriate, suitable, public, impartial, honest
- based on or showing prejudice; biased
- capable of making fine distinctions
- (of a statistical test) unbiased
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