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English adjective: discriminatory

1. discriminatory being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand


SamplesA prejudiced judge.


Synonymsprejudiced


Similaranti-Semite, antiblack, homophobic, jaundiced, loaded, racist, sexist


Antonymsunprejudiced, impartial

2. discriminatory containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice


SamplesDiscriminatory attitudes and practices.
Invidious comparisons.


Synonymsinvidious


Similarunfavorable, unfavourable


Antonymsfavorable, favourable

3. discriminatory capable of making fine distinctions


Synonymsdiscriminative


Similardiscriminating


Antonymsindiscriminating, undiscriminating

4. discriminatory manifesting partiality


SamplesA discriminatory tax.
Preferential tariff rates.
Preferential treatment.
A preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting.


Synonymspreferential


Similaradvantageous


Antonymsdisadvantageous









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