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stereotype

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation
  • the noble savage was a stereotype that appealed to 18th-century intellectuals, who viewed European civilization as decadent and corrupt

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stereotype

verb

Synonyms of stereotype (Entry 2 of 2)

to use so much as to make less appealing
  • Movies have stereotyped the domineering mother-in-law ad nauseam.

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“Stereotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stereotype. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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