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discriminate

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1  —as in:
suffered discrimination
Definition to treat people of different groups differently — especially unfair treatment due to race, religion or gender
  • We do not discriminate based on race, nationality, social status, age, gender, religion, or sexual preference.
discriminate = unfairly treat of different groups of people differently
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It wasn't long ago that our society accepted discrimination against gay people.
  • discrimination = unfair treatment
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...when we talk about racism or the fight for civil rights, this is the kind of discrimination that we usually refer to.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • discrimination = unfair treatment of some groups of people
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Not too long ago, racism and discrimination against women was accepted by a lot of people.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • discrimination = unfair treatment of a group of people
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...forgetting, for the time being, the unjust discrimination that law and custom make against them in their own country.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • discrimination = unfair treatment
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was agreed that all the men were to be re-employed within forty-five days, and that there was to be "no discrimination against union men."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • discrimination = unfairly treat one group of people worse than another group
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And while job discrimination against women is real, it has less to do with sexism than with employers being wary of China's generous maternity benefits.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • discrimination = unfair treatment of different groups of people differently
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • to protect people from losing their health insurance or employment due to genetic discrimination.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • discrimination = treatment of different groups of people differently
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There was also blatant discrimination against Hutus in all aspects of education,
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • discrimination = unfair treatment due to race
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A lot of our community members felt harassed, discriminated against.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
discriminated = unfairly treated differently

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2  —as in:
discriminating taste
Definition to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • It costs more, but is worth it to people with discriminating taste.
discriminating = recognizing fine distinctions
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She is a discriminating interior designer.
  • discriminating = recognizing fine distinctions
  • ...the difficulty seismologists had discriminating between random noise ... and genuinely unusual signals that foretell a seismic event.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • discriminating = to recognize differences
  • Data on 7420 subjects tested by H1H2 program for multifactorial analysis of variance; later test by ANOVAR program; final discrimination by CLASSIF program.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • discrimination = the process of recognizing differences — especially fine distinctions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • he administered justice with discrimination rather than severity;
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • discrimination = recognition of differences — especially fine distinctions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • His mouth had the discrimination of a garbage heap.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • discrimination = recognition of differences — especially fine distinctions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • discriminating = careful about how and where the embanking is done (aware of differences)
  • Soon Charley moved downstream and found some discarded bags of garbage, which he went through with discrimination.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • discrimination = the process of recognizing differences
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There were paintings, selected with judgment and discrimination, upon the walls.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • discrimination = good taste (by someone who appreciates fine distinctions)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She was always so gentle and retiring that her emotions were beyond his discrimination.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
discrimination = ability to recognize fine distinctions
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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