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In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion.
John Hume

Meaning of "discriminatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISCRIMINATORY

discriminatory  [dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISCRIMINATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Discriminatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DISCRIMINATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

discriminatory

Discrimination

Discrimination is action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. This includes treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, "in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated". It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction, influencing the individual's actual behavior towards the group or the group leader, restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or entities based on logical or irrational decision making. Discriminatory traditions, policies, ideas, practices, and laws exist in many countries and institutions in every part of the world, even in ones where discrimination is generally looked down upon. In some places, controversial attempts such as quotas or affirmative action have been used to benefit those believed to be current or past victims of discrimination—but have sometimes been called reverse discrimination themselves.

Definition of discriminatory in the English dictionary

The first definition of discriminatory in the dictionary is based on or showing prejudice; biased. Other definition of discriminatory is capable of making fine distinctions. Discriminatory is also unbiased.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISCRIMINATORY


combinatory
ˈkɒmbɪnətərɪ
comminatory
ˈkɒmɪnətərɪ
criminatory
ˈkrɪmɪnətərɪ
declinatory
dɪˈklaɪnətərɪ
divinatory
dɪˈvɪnətərɪ
eliminatory
ɪˈlɪmɪnətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
exterminatory
ɪkˈstɜːmɪnətərɪ
hallucinatory
həˈluːsɪnətərɪ
incriminatory
ɪnˈkrɪmɪnətərɪ
minatorial
ˈmɪnətərɪ
minatorially
ˈmɪnətərɪ
minatorily
ˈmɪnətərɪ
minatory
ˈmɪnətərɪ
obsignatory
ɒbˈsɪɡnətərɪ
procrastinatory
prəʊˈkræstɪnətərɪ
sanatory
ˈsænətərɪ
signatory
ˈsɪɡnətərɪ
terminatory
ˈtɜːmɪnətərɪ
vaticinatory
vəˈtɪsɪnətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISCRIMINATORY

discretionary
discretionary income
discretionary trust
discretive
discretively
discriminable
discriminably
discriminant
discriminate
discriminately
discriminating
discriminatingly
discrimination
discrimination learning
discriminational
discriminative
discriminatively
discriminator
discriminatorily
discrown

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISCRIMINATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
circulatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
exploratory
inflammatory
laboratory
mandatory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
regulatory
research laboratory
respiratory

Synonyms and antonyms of discriminatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISCRIMINATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «discriminatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of discriminatory

Translation of «discriminatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISCRIMINATORY

Find out the translation of discriminatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of discriminatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «discriminatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

歧视性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

discriminatorio
570 millions of speakers

English

discriminatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भेदभावपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تمييزيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дискриминационным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discriminativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পক্ষপাতমূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discriminatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diskriminasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

diskriminierend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

差別的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

차별적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diskriminasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phân biệt đối xử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாகுபாடுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भेदभावयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayrımcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discriminatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dyskryminujące
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дискримінаційним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

discriminatorie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διακρίσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diskriminerende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diskriminerande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diskriminerende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of discriminatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCRIMINATORY»

The term «discriminatory» is very widely used and occupies the 19.436 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISCRIMINATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about discriminatory

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISCRIMINATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word discriminatory.
1
David Boies
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
2
Kirsten Gillibrand
Discriminatory wage practices undermine women's ability to provide for their families and survive on a decent retirement income.
3
John Howard
I thank all of those who weren't born in this country for coming here and making a contribution to Australia. We are the least discriminatory country in the world, in my view.
4
John Hume
In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion.
5
David Ives
Lists are anti-democratic, discriminatory, elitist, and sometimes the print is too small.
6
Carl Levin
I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' that Sens. Lieberman and Collins have now proposed, and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation. It is time for this discriminatory policy to end, and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative path that could lead to that result.
7
Kevin McHale
I love chocolate mousse, that's probably my favorite. I'm a big strawberry shortcake fan as well. I'm not mad at classic vanilla either. I'm not, I'm not sure what the word is. Cake discriminatory? Cakeist?
8
Mark Pocan
As we celebrate the considerable progress we've made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past.
9
Sonny Rollins
What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact.
10
Bobby Scott
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISCRIMINATORY»

Discover the use of discriminatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to discriminatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a groundbreaking text which identifies the ease with which individuals can be disadvantaged merely on the basis of their gender, race, culture, age, sexuality or ability.
Colin Lago, Barbara Smith, 2010
2
Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work
"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills.
Toyin Okitikpi, Cathy Aymer, 2009
3
Non-Discriminatory Language
Clearly presented, well-written guide to the use of language which avoids discrimination on the basis of race, gender and physical disability.
Anne Pauwels, 1991
4
Anti-Discriminatory Practice
This fully updated second edition of Rosalind Millam's popular handbook provides wide-ranging guide to anti-discriminatory practice, incorporating practical applications, research findings and legal issues.>
Rosalind Millam, 2002
5
Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice
The aim of compiling this book is to increase awareness of the origins of discrimination, oppression and disadvantage and how these elements impinge on therapeutic relationships in counselling settings.
Colin Lago, Barbara Smith, 2003
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Anti-Discriminatory Practice: A Guide for Those Working with ...
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Rosalind Millam, 2011
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Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Second Edition
This textbook has been thoroughly updated to include many new debates and developments in the theory and practice of anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive social work, including discussion of language, the diversity approach and ...
Neil Thompson, 2006
8
Equalising Opportunities, Minimising Oppression: A Critical ...
Equalising Opportunities provides students and practitioners in health and social care with a clear overview of an area where there is much confusion and imperfect understanding.
Dylan Tomlinson, Winston Trew, 2005
9
Unequal rights: discriminatory laws and practices against ...
Women.
Josephine Effah, Dulue Mbachu, Sonny Onyegbula, 1995
10
Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Care and the Law
Within the framework she distinguishes the differences between anti-oppressive practice as challenging injustice and suggesting alternative ways of working and anti-discriminatory practice as specified by law. Her diagram, which we have ...
Dalrymple, Jane, Burke, Beverley, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISCRIMINATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term discriminatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be …
If there were evidence of discriminatory intent in the law's design or implementation, the measure would be unconstitutional, the ruling says. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Christian clubs rejected as 'discriminatory' allowed back on campus …
Christian clubs that refuse to allow non-Christians to take leadership positions are now considered “discriminatory” by California State ... «BizPac Review, Jul 15»
3
Montreal Heart Institute apologizes for discriminatory language …
MONTREAL – A family from Ontario had the shock of their lives as they searched online for health resources at the Montreal Heart Institute ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
4
Discriminatory Hiring Ads For Dublin Pub Cause Alarm: Owner Says …
An internet hoax led some to believe a Springfield restaurant was posting help wanted ads that were discriminatory. The ads were soliciting ... «WUIS 91.9, Jul 15»
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Age Debate: Maharashtra's withdrawal of minority institutions …
Age Debate: Maharashtra's withdrawal of minority institutions' recognition is discriminatory. Jul 09, 2015. Email this page · Printer-friendly version ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
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allAfrica.com: Swaziland: Women Still Face Discriminatory Cultural …
Ezulwini — Zakhe Hlanze, Gender Links Swaziland Barometer Researcher says that although gender equality is enshrined in Swaziland's ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Calgary cab driver suspended for discriminatory behaviour | CTV …
A local taxi driver has had his licence pulled for 30 days after a complaint was filed with Livery Services accusing him of discriminatory behavior ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Beware of discriminatory bias creeping into your hiring practices
When Samantha Elauf's United States Supreme Court victory made headlines last month, commentators focused on the clash between fashion ... «Financial Post, Jul 15»
9
Eliminate plastic bags; texting while driving; discriminatory laws …
More than 80 percent of these bags will end up in the landfill or littering our streets, fences and green spaces. When they end up in landfills or ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
10
Oregon naturopaths - The Business Journals
Naturopathic doctors are suing Health Net over what they describe as discriminatory… more. Naturopathic doctors and patients have filed a ... «Portland Business Journal, Jul 15»

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