Definition of lookism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlo͝okˌizəm/


Construction of a standard for beauty and attractiveness, and judgments made about people on the basis of how well or poorly they meet the standard.
Example sentences
  • It doesn't cater to the lowbrow philosophy that romance readers are all about intoxicating escapisms and lookisms and that they will shriek if someone over thirty gets naked.
  • I was amazed at how lookisms, sexisms (probably racisms, if the area I lived in was more diverse) play a part on the estimations of observers.
  • This form of discrimination, which is prevalent in all areas of life and still hardly regarded, is called lookism.

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Syllabification: look·ism

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