Definitions for bigotryˈbɪg ə tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

big•ot•ryˈbɪg ə tri(n.)

  1. extreme intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.

  2. the actions, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.

Origin of bigotry:

1665–75; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bigotry, dogmatism(noun)

    the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bigotry(noun)ˈbɪg ə tri

    having an unreasonable dislike of sb based on their race, religion, or politics; = prejudice

    Racism is a form of bigotry.

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bigotry(noun)

    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

  2. Bigotry(noun)

    the practice or tenets of a bigot

Freebase

  1. Bigotry

    Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats other people with hatred, contempt, and intolerance on the basis of a person's ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. described bigotry in the following quotation: "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract."


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bigotry(noun)

bigoted attitude or behaviour.

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