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Synonyms for discrimination
dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discrimination, favoritism, favouritism(noun)

    unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

    favouritism, secernment, favoritism

  2. discrimination, secernment(noun)

    the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

    secretion, favouritism, secernment, favoritism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discrimination

    Difference is the state or quality of being unlike or the amount of such unlikeness. A difference is in the things compared; a discrimination is in our judgment of them; a distinction is in our definition or description or mental image of them. Careful discrimination of real differences results in clear distinctions. Disparity is stronger than inequality, implying that one thing falls far below another; as, the disparity of our achievements when compared with our ideals. Dissimilarity is between things sharply contrasted; there may be a difference between those almost alike. There is a discrepancy in accounts that fail to balance. Variety involves more than two objects; so, in general, does diversity; variation is a difference in the condition or action of the same object at different times. Disagreement is not merely the lack, but the opposite, of agreement; it is a mild word for opposition and conflict; difference is sometimes used in the same sense.

    contrariety, contrast, difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, diversity, inconsistency, inequality, unlikeness, variation, variety

    agreement, consonance, harmony, identity, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity, uniformity, unity

    Difference between the old and the new; differences among men; a difference in character; of action; of style; (less frequently) a difference (controversy) with a person; a difference of one thing from (incorrectly to) another.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discrimination

    penetration, sagacity, acuteness, nicety, shrewdness, judgment, discernment, insight, distinction

    dullness, confusedness, indiscriminateness, shortsightedness, hebetude, indiscernment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discrimination(n.)


  2. discrimination(n.)

    discernment, penetration, acuteness, judgment, sagacity, insight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discrimination(n)

    difference, distinction, discernment, judgment

    indiscrimination, promiscuity, undiscernment

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  1. John Bursch:

    Aimee Stephens' view drastically expands the meaning of sex discrimination and rewrites Title VII to add protected categories that Congress never included.

  2. Angela Kimball:

    This is a day NAMI has long awaited, for decades, people with mental health conditions have experienced really horrific discrimination at the hands of health insurance plans. They routinely deny mental health care and often with tragic outcomes.

  3. Jason Rahlan:

    What we're seeing over the past week is a tremendous amount of support from the business community who are standing up and are sending that equality is good for business and discrimination is bad for business.

  4. American Express ':

    We are disappointed the request for a stay was denied, we will move forward to modify the non-discrimination provisions in our merchant contracts, per the trial court's remedy.

  5. Alexis McGill Johnson:

    These severe restrictions on abortion access do nothing to address disability rights or discrimination, they only stigmatize abortion and shame the people that seek that care.

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