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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 Childhood memories of my family's racist and bigoted acts fill me with shame. Elizabeth Diane Mack, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 More provocative are the contributions from media scholars, who pose questions about what could have been had Hollywood been different — less bigoted, less sexist, more willing to write roles worthy of her talent. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 17 June 2021 Once married to Ada, a white woman, Ming Tsu was beaten and sentenced to 10 years of hard desert labor after Ada’s bigoted father brought charges of miscegenation. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2021 Conversely, skeptics of the trans-kids movement are accused of being hateful, bigoted child-killers. Nathanael Blake, National Review, 10 June 2021 Parthian society was a product of Malcolm’s increasingly bigoted politics and his fierce need for control, three former members say. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 10 June 2021 The left, in this light, is not simply advocating equality of people regardless of their backgrounds; it’s a cabal seeking to marginalize and browbeat white people for having created a bigoted society that does not actually exist. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 29 May 2021 This is not the first time Greene has made bigoted comments about Jews or furthered dangerous anti-Semitic tropes. Dean Obeidallah, CNN, 23 May 2021 In summer 2020, the network was blasted by many fans after a series of problematic stars from various shows were exposed for bigoted behaviour, lending to a greater conversation about Bravo's place in a progressive culture. Ineye Komonibo,, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of bigoted

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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