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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

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 In short, the law targets classic indicators of bigoted speech, attributing traits, primarily negative, to individuals because of their race. Eugene Kontorovich, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 Dropping flyers — and getting publicity — is a low-effort, low-risk way to get their bigoted messages out, intimidate communities, and try to attract new members, Gais said. Globe Staff,, 12 July 2022 The mere existence of the Nile Swim Club was a strike against the bigoted history of recreational swimming in the United States. New York Times, 4 July 2022 Would a parochial school be considered bigoted for allowing students to express themselves as cats or dogs? Fox News, 30 June 2022 For decades, this Southern California archetype — conspiratorial, bigoted and avaricious — helped transform the party of Lincoln into the dumpster fire of today. Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2022 Segments of the public adopted the bigoted language and ideas contained in the minority report for decades to come. Jennifer Selin, The Conversation, 2 June 2022 However, Lamar arrives at a very different place than Dave Chappelle, who tried the same stunt of deploying bigoted language in his 2019 special Sticks & Stones but ultimately couldn’t let go of his prejudices. Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2022 In pretrial court filings, prosecutors framed Hale-Cusanelli's bigoted, antisemitic views as motivating factors for his participation in the Jan. 6 riot. CBS News, 28 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bigoted

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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