Etymology
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discriminatory (adj.)

1803, "that marks distinction; making distinctions, discriminating;" see discriminate + -ory. Earlier was discriminative (1620s). As "involving distinctions based on racial prejudice," by 1954.

updated on September 14, 2018

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Definitions of discriminatory from WordNet

discriminatory (adj.)
being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand;
Synonyms: prejudiced
discriminatory (adj.)
containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice;
discriminatory attitudes and practices
Synonyms: invidious
discriminatory (adj.)
capable of making fine distinctions;
Synonyms: discriminative
discriminatory (adj.)
manifesting partiality;
a discriminatory tax
Synonyms: preferential
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