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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What is bigotry but the notion that people are unfamiliar and scared of something? Lillian Brown, BostonGlobe.com, "Alan Cumming talks LGBTQ representation," 23 June 2019 The Nature of Prejudice, Allport reasoned that bigotry often boils down to a lack of acquaintance. K.n.c., The Economist, "How to increase empathy and unite society," 7 June 2019 Of 11 mainstream reviews published at the time, most of which were negative, only two mention the movie’s bigotry. Dan Kopf, Quartzy, "Before We Knew Better: Transphobia was at the very center of Ace Ventura," 31 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of bigotry

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bigotry

see bigot

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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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