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Making or showing an unfair or prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.‘discriminatory employment practices’
prejudicial, biased, prejudiced, preferential, unfair, unjust, invidious, inequitable, weighted, one-sided, partisansexist, heterosexist, homophobic, anti-gay, chauvinistic, chauvinist, racist, racialist, anti-semitic, ageist, disablist, classistView synonyms
- ‘Families of political prisoners also had to bear discriminatory practices for many years.’
- ‘It said that workers could face the sack for any racist, sexist or any other discriminatory behaviour.’
- ‘His legal argument was that the dress code is unfair and can be used against men in a discriminatory way.’
- ‘I posted last year about the discriminatory practice of denying all gay men the chance of donating blood.’
- ‘The arguments put forward to lock them out of the scheme were always discriminatory and quite unfair.’
- ‘It creates a system that can be used in a discriminatory or racist manner.’
- ‘Human interaction has been composed of discriminatory actions since the dawn of the race.’
- ‘It is discriminatory as the closure will disproportionately affect older people and those with disabilities.’
- ‘Do you see that as a counterweight to the discriminatory practices that you've been documenting?’
- ‘He says he did not formally indicate to the Tribunal that he felt his treatment by them was unfair and discriminatory.’
- ‘If an officer acted in a racially discriminatory way in dealing with the public then a claim could be brought against that officer.’
- ‘Enable children to think more critically about prejudice and discriminatory behaviour.’
- ‘The bill is discriminatory and inequitable, and the Government will pay for that.’
- ‘There is nothing biased or discriminatory or even vaguely xenophobic about this.’
- ‘It is unfair and discriminatory to charge disabled people more to travel.’
- ‘He also said it would be discriminatory to limit the number of fêtes to be held in the area or to pick and choose between fête venues.’
- ‘The move was denounced by human rights organisations as racist, undemocratic and discriminatory.’
- ‘It sets the stage for discriminatory practices against disabled and sick people.’
- ‘A lot of opposition came from representatives of States where law or practice were crudely discriminatory.’
- ‘Of course, it's unlikely that any of these discriminatory practices will be changed in the near future.’
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