bigoted

adjective
big·​ot·​ed | \ ˈbi-gə-təd \

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

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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, chicagotribune.com, "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, Philly.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "President Trump’s racially charged words dovetail with harsh policies," 9 July 2018 The bigoted message sent by the president has also caused American families and children who are Muslim, as well as those perceived as Muslim, to become targets of increased hate attacks and discrimination. Dawud Walid, The Root, "Muslim Travel Ban? There Has Never Been an America Without Islam or Muslims," 27 June 2018 Television anchor and correspondent Soledad O'Brien called Huckabee's tweet bigoted. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, "Mike Huckabee criticized for 'bigotry' over Nancy Pelosi tweet of gang members," 23 June 2018 But the way that it is covered has been a little bigoted in certain cases and activists which is not appropriate for journalists. Fox News, "Media's Supreme Court scrutiny," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of bigoted

1660, in the meaning defined above

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