double standard

noun

Definition of double standard

  1. 1 :  bimetallism

  2. 2 :  a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another; especially :  a code of morals that applies more severe standards of sexual behavior to women than to men

Examples of double standard in a sentence

  1. She argued that society applies a double standard in dealing with women who commit adultery.

1884

First Known Use of double standard

1884


DOUBLE STANDARD Defined for English Language Learners

double standard

noun

Definition of double standard for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them


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