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Definition of "indiscriminate" []

  • Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective: an indiscriminate shopper; indiscriminate taste in music. (adjective)
  • Random; haphazard: indiscriminate violence; an indiscriminate assortment of used books for sale. (adjective)
  • Confused; chaotic: the indiscriminate policies of the previous administration. (adjective)
  • Unrestrained or wanton; profligate: indiscriminate spending. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indiscriminate" in a sentence
  • "He also condemned what he called the indiscriminate firing of projectiles towards Israeli civilian areas by Palestinian militants."
  • "Separately, Russia called on the international community to stop what it called the "indiscriminate" use of force in Libya, saying it was killing civilians."
  • "Republican governors told Mr. Obama they had qualms about what they called indiscriminate federal spending."