racialism

play
noun ra·cial·ism \ˈrā-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of racialism

  1. :  a theory that race determines human traits and capacities; also :  racism

racialist

play \-list\ noun or adjective

racialistic

play \ˌrā-shə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

Examples of racialism in a Sentence

  1. the racialism of some of the nation's founders seems to contradict their professed belief that all men are created equal

  2. ugly incidents of racialism at the school have decreased since the introduction of multiracial rap sessions

1902

First Known Use of racialism

1902



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up racialism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!