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Discriminatory   /dɪskrˈɪmənətˌɔri/   Listen
Discriminatory

adjective
1.
Being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand.  Synonym: prejudiced.
2.
Containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice.  Synonym: invidious.  "Invidious comparisons"
3.
Capable of making fine distinctions.  Synonym: discriminative.
4.
Manifesting partiality.  Synonym: preferential.  "Preferential tariff rates" , "Preferential treatment" , "A preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"






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"Discriminatory" Quotes from Famous Books



... American ambassador protested against Bismarck's discriminatory treatment of American pork, the great chancellor asked, "What have you to talk with? You have no army or navy." "No," said the American ambassador, "but we have the ability to build them as big as anybody. Do you wish to ...
— The Audacious War • Clarence W. Barron

... federal funds." Id. at 208. In particular, the spending power "may not be used to induce the States to engage in activities that would themselves be unconstitutional. Thus, for example, a grant of federal funds conditioned on invidiously discriminatory state action or the infliction of cruel and unusual punishment would be an illegitimate exercise of the Congress' broad spending power." Id. ...
— Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Ruling • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania



Words linked to "Discriminatory" :   antiblack, racist, anti-Semite, discriminating, jaundiced, unfavourable, homophobic, discriminate, sexist, unprejudiced, prejudiced, advantageous, unfavorable, loaded



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