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racial Syllabification: ra·cial
Pronunciation: /ˈrāSHəl/

Definition of racial in English:


1Of or relating to race: a racial minority
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  • In addition, Scotland has been criticised for its treatment of ethnic and racial minorities.
  • Many were the victims of persecution simply because they belong to a racial minority.
  • Once you assign someone the status of minority racial group, normal rules no longer apply.
cultural, national, tribal
1.1On the grounds of or connected with difference in race: racial hatred
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  • Campaigning against those accused of stirring up racial hatred is nothing new for Michael Foot.
  • It found students were involved in verbal, physical and racial abuse against teachers.
  • The men were walking across the road and started shouting racial abuse at him.



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  • The men had also faced two charges of causing racially aggravated actual bodily harm over the incident on an evening in May last year.
  • Vandals trashed the home of an Asian man in the latest in a string of attacks which police believe are racially motivated.
  • The defendant refused to give him any details, was racially abusive, started shouting and spat three times in his face.

Words that rhyme with racial

abbatial, craniofacial, facial, fascial, glacial, interracial, multiracial, palatial, primatial, spatial

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