Definition of lookism in English:

lookism

Line breaks: look|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s appearance.
More 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

noun & adjective
More 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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