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

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Multiple news outlets are now reporting that Garrett (full name Garrett Yrigoyen) might have a history of liking posts on Instagram that support racist, sexist, transphobic, xenophobic, and otherwise bigoted messages. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Bachelorette Fans Are Divided Over Garrett Yrigoyen's Social Media History," 29 May 2018 Some Chinese-American residents countered that this resolution was itself bigoted. Jason Willick, WSJ, "A Case of Mistaken Identity Politics in the Heart of Silicon Valley," 29 Dec. 2018 That means no more tolerating bigoted behavior from employees. The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board, sacbee, "Starbucks gets it. Roseanne doesn't. Racism won't fly in the new corporate America," 29 May 2018 Opponents cited a long history of presidential statements and tweets to challenge the order on the grounds that the ban was not based on legitimate national security concerns but rather constituted bigoted intolerance of Muslims. David Nakamura,, "Travel ban ruling could embolden Trump in remaking U.S. immigration system," 26 June 2018 Em is praised for moving forward from such bigoted stances. A.d. Amorosi,, "Review: Eminem's blistering headlining set at the Firefly Music Festival," 17 June 2018 Perhaps the clearest example of this, beyond the raw numbers, is how officers — even supervisors — were allowed to make outright bigoted comments in public and on social media with few if any consequences. German Lopez, Vox, "The latest protests against the Chicago police are about more than one shooting," 20 July 2018 And the problem that's always been with this story is that while the separation issue is real, the idea that half the country is demonic and bigoted is a delusion. Fox News, "Trump signs order halting separation of families at border," 21 June 2018 What’s emerged in recent months is the degree to which Trump has put some of those verbal sentiments into policy, crafting initiatives that critics call bigoted, dangerous, and sending atroubling signal to white, far right voters. Annie Linskey,, "President Trump’s racially charged words dovetail with harsh policies," 9 July 2018

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1660, in the meaning defined above

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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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