bigot

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noun big·ot \ˈbi-gət\

Definition of bigot

  1. :  a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially :  one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

Examples of bigot in a Sentence

  1. “It's scandalous,” he said, in the tones once used by Colonel Blimp, Britain's best-loved bigot, who adorned the pages of the Evening Standard throughout the 1930s. —Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996

  2. A bigot is a hater, she said. A bigot hates Catholics. A bigot hates Jews.  … It's no sin to be poor, she said. It is a sin to be a bigot. Don't ever be one of them. —Pete Hamill, A Drinking Life, 1994

  3. One had always to be mindful, moreover, that being a black scholar did not exempt one from the humiliations and indignities that a society with more than its share of bigots can heap upon a black person, regardless of education … —John Hope Franklin, “John Hope Franklin …  ,” 1988, in Race and History, 1989

  4. He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments.

  5. an incorrigible bigot who hasn't entertained a new thought in years

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Origin and Etymology of bigot

French, hypocrite, bigot


BIGOT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bigot for English Language Learners

  • : a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)


BIGOT Defined for Kids

bigot

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noun big·ot \ˈbi-gət\

Definition of bigot for Students

  1. :  a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group

bigoted

\-gə-təd\ adjective


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