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discrimination

Pronunciation: /dɪsˌkrɪməˈneɪʃən; dɪˈskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/

Translation of discrimination in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (unfair treatment) discriminación (feminine) racial/sex discrimination discriminación racial/sexual
    Example sentences
    • His attorneys argued the different treatment represents discrimination against gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional.
    • Then they say that discrimination against gays is unjust, but backhand them saying that same-sex unions aren't equivalent to marriage.
    • Affirmative action, for them, was no less invidious than traditional race discrimination against disadvantaged minorities.
  • 2 (discernment) criterio (masculine), discernimiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Shifting the emphasis from matters of taste, discrimination or aesthetics, media education now borrowed from new sources and began to ask new questions.
    • A collection is a revealing reflection of the taste discrimination of the collector and of his aesthetic sensibility.
    • In record shops, they both stood apart as labels that were run by and for connoisseurs, shields of taste and discrimination.

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