Simple Definition of double standard
: a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them
Full Definition of double standard
1 : bimetallism
2 : a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another; especially : a code of morals that applies more severe standards of sexual behavior to women than to men
Examples of double standard in a sentence
She argued that society applies a double standard in dealing with women who commit adultery.
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