Translation of discrimination in Spanish:

discrimination

Pronunciation: /dɪsˌkrɪməˈneɪʃən; dɪˈskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (unfair treatment) discriminación (feminine) racial/sex discrimination discriminación racial/sexual
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    • 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)
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.