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discrimination

dis·crim·i·na·tion

discrimination

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skrI mih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of discriminating, differentiating, or distinguishing.
The dog's discrimination between the scent of its owner's clothing and that of the others was amazing to watch.
synonyms:
differentiation, discernment
similar words:
distinction
definition 2: the act, or collective acts, of making invalid, unfair, or hurtful differentiations, as in prejudice against people of minority groups.
The civil rights movement fought to bring an end to discrimination in this country.
 
synonyms:
prejudice
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
bias, chauvinism, favoritism, intolerance, race, racism, sexism
definition 3: the ability to make keen judgments or discernments.
synonyms:
acumen, astuteness, discernment, keenness, sagacity, shrewdness
similar words:
discretion, insight, penetration, perspicacity, taste, wisdom
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derivation: discriminational (adj.)
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