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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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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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 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 The debate over how emerging technologies are being harnessed by those looking to spread hateful or bigoted ideas has raged for decades. Mihir Zaveri,, "Amazon is used to promote white supremacist merchandise, report says," 8 July 2018 This is a show about bigoted extremists taking over America and destroying families idk why this came to mind just one of those things. Tom Philip, GQ, "The Best Movies/TV to Stream on Hulu This July 4," 3 July 2018 Its stories are riveting and revealing, but the book omits all the good stories of trans kids who escape some of the psychic terror that previous generations have endured, and perpetrates the bigoted idea that trans people are mentally ill. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall," 22 June 2018

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1660, in the meaning defined above

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