bigotry

noun big·ot·ry \ ˈbi-gə-trē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of bigotry

plural bigotries
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

Examples of bigotry in a Sentence

  1. a deeply ingrained bigotry prevented her from even considering the counterarguments

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Origin and Etymology of bigotry

see bigot


BIGOTRY Defined for English Language Learners

bigotry

noun

Definition of bigotry for English Language Learners

  • : bigoted acts or beliefs


BIGOTRY Defined for Kids

bigotry

noun big·ot·ry \ ˈbi-gə-trē \

Definition of bigotry for Students

:acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot


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