indiscriminate meaning, indiscriminate definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you describe an action as indiscriminate, you are critical of it because it does not involve any careful thought or choice.      adj  
  (disapproval, Antonym: selective)   
The indiscriminate use of fertilisers is damaging to the environment.     
  indiscriminately      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
The men opened fire indiscriminately...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    aimless, careless, desultory, general, hit or miss     (informal)   random, sweeping, uncritical, undiscriminating, unmethodical, unselective, unsystematic, wholesale  
2    chaotic, confused, haphazard, higgledy-piggledy     (informal)   jumbled, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, mongrel, motley, promiscuous, undistinguishable  
1    deliberate, discriminating, exclusive, methodical, selective, systematic  

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