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lookism

Line breaks: look|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of lookism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s appearance.
Example sentences
  • The diary disapproves of sexism and lookism in all its curvaceous and beautiful forms.
  • And thirdly, despite having always been resolutely opposed to sexism, lookism and shapeism I couldn't get over how ugly the crowd was.
  • Of course the show emphasizes lookism and consumerism, but if you watch closely enough, at core the message is, ‘Look good with what you've got, feel good about yourself’.

Derivatives

lookist

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The Eligibles is one of those lists that a few might complain is shallow, vanity-inducing and lookist, but absolutely everyone scans and selects.
  • She manages to get off some funny lines and deft observations of the lookist culture, but you have the feeling they came from her co-workers at the magazine.
  • Is television a lookist industry? Of course it is.

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