What does bigotry mean?

Definitions for bigotryˈbɪg ə tri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bigotry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bigotry, dogmatism(noun)

    the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot


  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


  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."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bigotry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bigotry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. K. Rowling:

    Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.

  2. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    If you see bigotry, oppose it, if you see violence, condemn it, if you see a bully, stand up to him.

  5. David Jolly:

    His brutal, bullying bigotry runs contrary to the very principles our forefathers fought so hard to defend.

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