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Definition of bigoted

: blindly devoted to some creed, opinion, or practice … Mr. Harding himself was not a bigoted man on points of church doctrine …— Anthony Trollope especially : having or showing an attitude of hatred or intolerance toward the members of a particular group (such as a racial or ethnic group) bigoted comments/opinions … early reports of Haitian and poor black voters turned away from polls by bigoted cops. — Franklin Foer … the December press conference at which the famously bigoted and anti-Semitic minister, fresh from a "near-death" bout with prostate cancer, proclaimed himself a changed man. — Neal Pollack

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Other Words from bigoted

bigotedly adverb
Whether you are religious, or bigotedly irreligious, or neither, you will find it disturbing in the best possible sense … — A. N. Wilson

Examples of bigoted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, CNN Business learned this week. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum," 10 July 2020 On the forum, Neff has also expressed bigoted views. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum," 10 July 2020 This includes r/The_Donald, a massively popular subreddit for Trump supporters that was an incubator for bigoted memes, conspiracy theories and trolling campaigns. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for June 30: Coronavirus, SCOTUS, White House, China, social media," 30 June 2020 The author, an anonymous person identified as the partner of someone working for a Bay Area police department, wrote that some current and retired San Jose police officers were posting racist and bigoted comments in the secret group. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, "4 San Jose police officers on leave after racist Facebook posts found," 27 June 2020 The move comes as other Greater Cincinnati organizations jettison Schott's name due to her record of racist and bigoted remarks. Cole Behrens, The Enquirer, "Local Boy Scouts organization discussing status of Marge Schott's name on building, lake," 24 June 2020 When she was forced in '98 to sell her controlling stake in the Reds because of her bigoted comments, the proceeds went to her family charity. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Marge Schott Stadium puts UC in a spot," 9 June 2020 Marge came from an era where such bigoted language was sadly common. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Marge Schott Stadium puts UC in a spot," 9 June 2020 Rizzo's statue had been vandalized during recent protests, and many, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have denounced his legacy as one that espoused racist and bigoted views. NBC News, "'I chose my city': Birmingham, Alabama, removes Confederate monument, faces state lawsuit," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of bigoted

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bigoted

disapproving : having or showing a strong and unfair dislike of other people, ideas, etc. especially : hating or refusing to accept the members of a particular group

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