Definition of bigotry in English:

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bigotry

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪɡətri/

noun

[mass noun]
Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself: the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry
More example sentences
  • We as a community know what it is to suffer bigotry and intolerance.
  • Our hearts must not harbour hate, anger, bigotry, violence or discrimination.
  • I have had enough of this whole debate and just hope it can be resolved without huge displays of bigotry and prejudice.
Synonyms
prejudice, bias, partiality, partisanship, sectarianism, discrimination, unfairness, injustice;
intolerance, narrow-mindedness, fanaticism, dogmatism;
racism, racialism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, chauvinism, anti-Semitism, jingoism;
US  Jim Crowism

Origin

Late 17th century: from bigot, reinforced by French bigoterie.

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