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in·dis·crim·i·nate

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective: an indiscriminate shopper; indiscriminate taste in music.
2. Random; haphazard: indiscriminate violence; an indiscriminate assortment of used books for sale.
3. Confused; chaotic: the indiscriminate policies of the previous administration.
4. Unrestrained or wanton; profligate: indiscriminate spending.

in′dis·crim′i·nate·ly adv.
in′dis·crim′i·nate·ness n.

indiscriminate

(ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt)
adj
1. lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
2. jumbled; confused
ˌindisˈcriminately adv
ˌindisˈcriminateness n
ˌindisˌcrimiˈnation n

in•dis•crim•i•nate

(ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm ə nɪt)

adj.
1. not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.
2. not discriminate; haphazard.
3. thrown together; jumbled.
[1590–1600]
in`dis•crim′i•nate•ly, adv.
in`dis•crim′i•nate•ness, in`dis•crim`i•na′tion (-ˈneɪ ʃən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indiscriminate - failing to make or recognize distinctions
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
2.indiscriminate - not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
discriminate - marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"

indiscriminate

indiscriminate

adjective
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
Translations

indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪt] ADJ
1. (= random) [bombing, killing, violence] → indiscriminado
2. (= undiscerning) [person] → falto de discernimiento; [admirer] → ciego
indiscriminate use of pesticidesel uso indiscriminado de pesticidas

indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnət] adj
[killing] → commis(e) au hasard
(= careless) [use] → inconsidéré(e)
(= undiscriminating) [person] → qui manque de discernement
to be indiscriminate → manquer de discernement

indiscriminate

adjwahllos; spending alsounüberlegt; reading alsokritiklos, unkritisch; mixture alsokunterbunt; choicewillkürlich; reader, shopperkritiklos, unkritisch; tastesunausgeprägt; you shouldn’t be so indiscriminate in the friends you makedu solltest dir deine Freunde etwas sorgfältiger aussuchen; he was completely indiscriminate in whom he punisheder verteilte seine Strafen völlig wahllos or willkürlich

indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪt] adj (killings) → indiscriminato/a; (person) → che non fa distinzioni; (admiration) → cieco/a
References in classic literature ?
They are as a rose whose fragrance has been exhausted by greedy and indiscriminate smelling.
Tom was a handsome young fellow; and for that species of men Mrs Honour had some regard; but this was perfectly indiscriminate; for having being crossed in the love which she bore a certain nobleman's footman, who had basely deserted her after a promise of marriage, she had so securely kept together the broken remains of her heart, that no man had ever since been able to possess himself of any single fragment.
No offices therefore can be dealt out to the existing members but such as may become vacant by ordinary casualties: and to suppose that these would be sufficient to purchase the guardians of the people, selected by the people themselves, is to renounce every rule by which events ought to be calculated, and to substitute an indiscriminate and unbounded jealousy, with which all reasoning must be vain.
The pupils ate apples and put straws down one another's backs, until Mr Wopsle's great-aunt collected her energies, and made an indiscriminate totter at them with a birch-rod.
Thus also, those ancient cities which, from being at first only villages, have become, in course of time, large towns, are usually but ill laid out compared with the regularity constructed towns which a professional architect has freely planned on an open plain; so that although the several buildings of the former may often equal or surpass in beauty those of the latter, yet when one observes their indiscriminate juxtaposition, there a large one and here a small, and the consequent crookedness and irregularity of the streets, one is disposed to allege that chance rather than any human will guided by reason must have led to such an arrangement.
Many of the English who were taken on the Spanish coast were sent to dig in the mines of Potosi; and by the usual progress of a spirit of resentment, the innocent were, after a while, confounded with the guilty in indiscriminate punishment.
Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so indiscriminate and so universal.
It was slaughter, indiscriminate slaughter, for they spared none, killing old and young, effectively ridding the land of our presence.
cotch him!" in a way that would set everything to indiscriminate rout in a moment.
The young clerk flushed with pleasure at this chorus of praise, rude and indiscriminate indeed, and yet so much heartier and less grudging than any which he had ever heard from the critical brother Jerome, or the short-spoken Abbot.
If this trouble comes to pass, the indiscriminate right of suffrage bestowed upon the masses will be a dangerous weapon in their hands.
His great power seemed to be his power of indiscriminate admiration.