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Meaning & Definition of Discriminatory in English

English

Discriminatory

/dɪskrɪmənətɔri/

adjective

1. Being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand

  • "A prejudiced judge"
    synonym:
  • prejudiced
  • ,
  • discriminatory

2. Containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

  • "Discriminatory attitudes and practices"
  • "Invidious comparisons"
    synonym:
  • discriminatory
  • ,
  • invidious

3. Capable of making fine distinctions

    synonym:
  • discriminative
  • ,
  • discriminatory

4. Manifesting partiality

  • "A discriminatory tax"
  • "Preferential tariff rates"
  • "Preferential treatment"
  • "A preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"
    synonym:
  • discriminatory
  • ,
  • preferential