bigotry

noun
big·​ot·​ry | \ ˈbi-gə-trē How to pronounce bigotry (audio) \
plural bigotries

Definition of bigotry

1 : obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices : the state of mind of a bigot overcoming his own bigotry
2 : acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot racial bigotry will not tolerate bigotry in our organization

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Examples of bigotry in a Sentence

a deeply ingrained bigotry prevented her from even considering the counterarguments

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Challenging bigotry is a struggle, one that takes broad coalitions. Sahil Handa, National Review, "Why I’m No Longer Talking to Anyone about Anything," 13 June 2019 Now, crashing into the consciousness of the whole country, is the realization that other forces have been at work here, the narratives of bigotry that many of us assumed were vestigial relics of a shameful past. Michael Bradley, National Geographic, "‘This isn’t us? Oh but it is.’ New Zealand grapples with its history," 19 Mar. 2019 Even right from the beginning, the film does not hide from ugly truths of intolerance and bigotry. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Gay Chorus Deep South," 1 May 2019 To keep at it despite this level of abuse and worse, while never giving an inch to anti-trans bigotry, is worth a medal. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall," 22 June 2018 THE UNITED STATES of the early 20th century was a nation stewing in bigotry. David Scharfenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "The US military: The greatest social engineering machine ever built," 9 June 2018 What weighs us down is the continued disregard among too many of us for bigotry’s potential impact on those who are deliberately or inadvertently subjected to it. Tyrone Beason / Columnist, The Seattle Times, "Clueless or not, vandals in Seattle committed racist act by damaging ‘Black Teen’ artworks," 3 Sep. 2018 Proceeds from the medal were donated to the the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit organization that combats bigotry and advocates for vulnerable populations. Kwegyirba Croffie And Madeleine Thompson, CNN, "Family auctions Nobel medal for $187,000. Donates it to fight hate," 2 June 2018 Cornell's focus — to excuse them for serious bigotry — was large animals. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Park Avenue's Pet Whisperer," 3 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of bigotry

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bigotry

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bigotry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bigotry

: bigoted acts or beliefs

bigotry

noun
big·​ot·​ry | \ ˈbi-gə-trē How to pronounce bigotry (audio) \

Kids Definition of bigotry

: acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot

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