indiscriminately


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.indiscriminately - in a random mannerindiscriminately - in a random manner; "the houses were randomly scattered"; "bullets were fired into the crowd at random"
2.indiscriminately - in an indiscriminate manner; "she reads promiscuously"

indiscriminately

Translations

indiscriminately

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= randomly) [distribute, vary] → indistintamente, sin distinción; [bomb, fire, kill] → indiscriminadamente
2. (= without discernment) [use, view, read] → sin discernimiento, de forma indiscriminada; [admire] → ciegamente

indiscriminately

[ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnətli] adv [fire, shoot] → aveuglément

indiscriminately

advwahllos; choosewillkürlich

indiscriminately

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪtlɪ] advindiscriminatamente
References in classic literature ?
People do, indeed, add the word 'maker' or 'poet' to the name of the metre, and speak of elegiac poets, or epic (that is, hexameter) poets, as if it were not the imitation that makes the poet, but the verse that entitles them all indiscriminately to the name.
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
This thought hath been carried so far, and is become so general, that some words proper to the theatre, and which were at first metaphorically applied to the world, are now indiscriminately and literally spoken of both; thus stage and scene are by common use grown as familiar to us, when we speak of life in general, as when we confine ourselves to dramatic performances: and when transactions behind the curtain are mentioned, St James's is more likely to occur to our thoughts than Drury-lane.
I am well aware that it would be disingenuous to resolve indiscriminately the opposition of any set of men (merely because their situations might subject them to suspicion) into interested or ambitious views.
The vestries were indiscriminately distributing bread sent us by the French government.
and scattering the rest of the water indiscriminately over the floor, she hurried Mary into the committee-room.
You are in plain sight of the village, and I know that Judge Temple is determined to prosecute all, indiscriminately, who kill deer out of season.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or (smiling) of something else.
I adored indiscriminately all the tribes of nymphs and naiads, demigods and heroes, as well as the high ones of Olympus; and I am afraid that by day I dwelt in a world peopled and ruled by them, though I faithfully said my prayers at night, and fell asleep in sorrow for my sins.
But the more he shot, the more he felt disgraced in the eyes of Veslovsky, who kept popping away merrily and indiscriminately, killing nothing, and not in the slightest abashed by his ill success.
My temper was sometimes violent, and my passions vehement; but by some law in my temperature they were turned not towards childish pursuits but to an eager desire to learn, and not to learn all things indiscriminately.
Among the fishermen, he is indiscriminately designated by all the following titles: The Whale; the Greenland Whale; the Black Whale; the Great Whale; the True Whale; the Right whale.