Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not selective; indiscriminate.
  • adj. Marked by random selection.

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  • adj. Not selective; open and inclusive

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  • adj. not selective or discriminating

Etymologies

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un- +‎ selective

Examples

  • It's garrulous, unselective and riddled with errors somebody really needs to tell Mr. Schuller how to spell Ralph Vaughan Williams's name.

    Why 'Fantasia' Mattered—Just Ask Gunther Schuller

  • She knew, even though she was too young to know the reason, that indiscriminate desire and unselective indulgence were possible only to those who regarded sex and themselves as evil. p.

    Michael Shermer: Why Liberals Should See (and Like) Atlas Shrugged Part 1

  • David Adame/Associated Press The attacks included unselective firing of bullets, grenade and bomb blasts in 13 locations and hostage situations.

    Remembering Mumbai 26/11

  • The kind of students who are in pretty unselective programs at non-flagship state university campuses, in other words, would benefit a lot from having more money spent on them.

    Matthew Yglesias » What To Do With Big Endowments

  • Post-communist states became one of the major world exporters of sex workers, and Israel proved an easy target due to its unselective immigration policy towards any holder of Jewish documents.

    Russian Immigrants in Israel.

  • Because it is impartially unselective, chucking together books that merit serious attention with middlebrow potboilers, it offers small advice or direction to anyone who wants to read only the best.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • We seem to be highly unselective of rich crooks. matt (not the famous one) Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » EB-1

  • Here you'll find items from families who typically want to sell everything except the most valuable pieces; quality varies, as the auction house is relatively unselective, but sometimes the pickings are first-rate.

    Browsing Brussels: The City's Hidden Art Treasures

  • #18@JMAR: Totally agree, because Kouz is so unselective it portends danger/ lack of upside to potential bidders.

    IGD: Padres @ Diamondbacks (20 Aug 08)

  • I still find it hard to believe how little team speed and most importantly how unselective at the plate the current Padres are considering the park they play in.

    IGD: Padres vs Diamondbacks (30 Jul 08)

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