bigoted

adjective
big·​ot·​ed | \ ˈbi-gə-təd How to pronounce bigoted (audio) \

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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Sinatra, a rather touchy and somewhat bigoted codger in these pages, earned as much as $100,000 a week for his residency at Caesars Palace. The Economist, "When the King saved Vegas," 11 July 2019 Biden set himself up with his earlier tone-deaf, albeit misunderstood, comments about getting along in decades past with bigoted Southern senators. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, "Editorial: Do Democrats want to score points or defeat Trump?," 8 July 2019 The second episode jumps forward to 2001, when the events of 9/11 seemed to further exacerbate Ailes’s most reactionary and bigoted tendencies. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Loudest Voice Stops Short of Revealing Roger Ailes," 27 June 2019 This state, of course, also has a bigoted, greedy history toward Asians. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: California owns its past bigotry in Newsom’s apology," 24 June 2019 The bystander's video comes amid an investigation by police departments in Phoenix and other cities into a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent social media posts by active-duty and former officers. CBS News, "Community meeting over Phoenix cops' confrontation with black couple gets heated," 19 June 2019 The bystander's video comes amid an investigation by police departments in Phoenix and other cities into a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent social media posts by active-duty and former officers. NBC News, "Phoenix police chief promises change after officers pulled guns over stolen doll," 19 June 2019 Any other information is used by politicians to send us down the selfish bigoted rathole of socialism. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: I like Rep. Omar’s style. But alas, she shares a trait common to socialist types," 16 June 2019 James Fairchild is effective as Don, the bigoted bloke who learns acceptance. nola.com, "‘Kinky Boots’ kicks up its musical heels at the Saenger," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of bigoted

1660, in the meaning defined above

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bigoted

adjective

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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