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ageism Line breaks: age¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪz(ə)m/

Definition of ageism in English:


[mass noun]
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age: ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem
More example sentences
  • Many more are also oppressed by homophobia, ageism, discrimination against the disabled, the uneducated, or the poor in general.
  • Ethnic prejudice, ageism, and sexism still prevent many people from advancing.
  • We strive to eliminate sexism, ageism, heterosexism and other forms of discrimination from our lives.



adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • I filed it with other letters I had received in the past, some calling me racist, ageist, sexist, biased-for-ballet, biased-against-ballet, and so forth.
  • The evidence tends to suggest that the ageist prejudice of today's affluent world - the idea that most of us burn out in our fifties and might as well devote our remaining span to relaxation - is long overdue for re-examination.
  • Sexist, ageist comment there I think - the 70-80 year old woman who lives next door to me would use stronger language about Blair!

Words that rhyme with ageism

sadism • nudism • Sufism

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