Definition of 'discriminatory'
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Safe spaces refer to meetings that are welcoming to all but prohibit what is deemed to be discriminatory language. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People were more offended by discriminatory language, the watchdog claimed. The Sun (2016)The report added:'There were many examples given to the researchers of bullying and discriminatory behaviour towards staff and students. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There should be no question of discriminatory behaviour by any organisation that benefits from the taxpayer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But we abhor any insulting or discriminatory behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Fertility experts have suggested that the law is unfair and discriminatory. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The legal framework provides the context for the emergence of discriminatory practices such as these. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)The discrimination is being drawn on grounds which are racially discriminatory in a pejorative sense. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is unfair and discriminatory, they say. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He said that the movement would challenge any false claims and take legal action over any policy changes it considered unfair or discriminatory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rail regulator should look at this discriminatory practice which punishes part-time workers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Labour leader has demanded small firms publish salary details to crack down on discriminatory practices. The Sun (2016)Other factors such as lack of control over work, conflicts and discriminatory practices can also have an effect. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For years, tens of thousands of workers have paid the price of discriminatory and unfair practices and poorer conditions of employment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are confident that any gaps that remain are not as a result of discriminatory practice, and will be addressed over time. The Sun (2016)If we step back to look at the big picture and then choose grace and empathy, we can avoid many discriminatory practices. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'discriminatory'
British English: discriminatory ADJECTIVE
Discriminatory laws or practices are unfair because they treat one group of people worse than other groups.
These reforms will abolish racially discriminatory laws.
Definition of discriminatory from the Collins English Dictionary
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