1. [ adjective ] being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
Synonyms: prejudiced

"a prejudiced judge"

Related terms: unprejudiced loaded sexist homophobic racist jaundiced
2. [ adjective ] capable of making fine distinctions
Synonyms: discriminative
Related terms: discriminating
3. [ adjective ] containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
Synonyms: invidious

"discriminatory attitudes and practices" "invidious comparisons"

Related terms: unfavorable
4. [ adjective ] manifesting partiality
Synonyms: preferential

"a discriminatory tax" "preferential tariff rates" "preferential treatment" "a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"

Related terms: advantageous
Similar spelling:   discriminator