big·​ot·​ed ˈbi-gə-təd How to pronounce bigoted (audio)
: 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
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 Television For Subscribers Commentary: Shane Gillis, who was fired by ‘SNL’ over bigoted remarks, is hosting. Omar L. Gallaga, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 Posts from the accounts are often laced with bigoted rhetoric and have led to several bomb threats in recent years, including at a school library in Tulsa. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 24 Jan. 2024 The pattern is playing out as the Republican Party once again coalesces behind former President Donald J. Trump, who routinely made bigoted statements during his first campaign for the White House and his presidency. Annie Karni, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2024 People use bigoted language, family members argue, and there’s bullying among kids and adults. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 In January 1971 his sitcom All in the Family introduced the Bunkers, bigoted Archie and his flighty wife Edith, and their liberal daughter and son-in-law, to the public. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 The likes of Errol’s lawyer Sonya (Aysha Kala) or Hegarty’s bigoted colleagues Kim (Shaun Dooley) and Tony (Charlie Creed-Miles) are at least more involved in the case, and thus more central to the narrative. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2024 That kind of support can take some serious edge off a bigoted grandma. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 Some lesbians are uncomfortable being represented by the lipstick lesbian pride flag after McCray made bigoted comments online.5 Others have criticized the flag for excluding butch lesbians, who adopt a traditionally masculine expression of their gender identities. Claire Gillespie, Health, 13 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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