n.A sense of superiority over and intolerance of lifestyles and ideas that are different from a person’s own.
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Bigotry — Big ot*ry, n. [Cf. F. bigoterie.] 1. The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one s own belief and opinions, with narrow minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice or tenets of a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bigotry — 1670s, from Fr. bigoterie sanctimoniousness, from bigot (see BIGOT (Cf. bigot)) … Etymology dictionary
bigotry — [n] intolerance, prejudice bias, discrimination, dogmatism, fanaticism, injustice, Jim Crowism*, narrow mindedness, partiality, provincialism, racialism, racism, sectarianism, sexism, unfairness; concepts 388,410 Ant. broad mindedness, fairness,… … New thesaurus
bigotry — [big′ə trē] n. pl. bigotries [Fr bigoterie] the behavior, attitude, or beliefs of a bigot; intolerance; prejudice … English World dictionary
bigotry — n. 1) to arouse, stir up bigotry 2) to demonstrate, display bigotry 3) fanatical, ingrained, narrow minded, vicious; religious bigotry 4) bigotry against * * * [ bɪgətrɪ] display bigotry ingrained. narrow minded religious bigotry stir up bigotry… … Combinatory dictionary
Bigotry — A bigot is a person who is intolerant of opinions, lifestyles, or identities differing from his or her own, and bigotry is the corresponding state of mind. Bigot is often used as a pejorative term against a person who is obstinately devoted to… … Wikipedia
bigotry — [[t]bɪ̱gətri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bigotry is the possession or expression of strong, unreasonable prejudices or opinions. He deplored religious bigotry … English dictionary
bigotry — noun Intolerance or prejudice, especially religious or racial; discrimination (against); the characteristic qualities of a bigot. Members of the Ku Klux Klan practiced extreme bigotry. See Also: bigot … Wiktionary
bigotry — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dogmatism, narrow mindedness, injustice; see fanaticism , intolerance 2 , prejudice . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [BIG uh tree] intolerance for those who are different or have different ideas, narrow… … English dictionary for students
bigotry — big|ot|ry [ˈbıgətri] n [U] bigoted behaviour or beliefs ▪ sensational news stories that just encourage bigotry and intolerance … Dictionary of contemporary English