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sexism Line breaks: sex¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛksɪz(ə)m/

Definition of sexism in English:


[mass noun]
Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex: sexism in language is an offensive reminder of the way the culture sees women
More example sentences
  • It is a practice which perpetuates sexism, sex discrimination and sexual violence.
  • No group in the movement can claim to not be effected by systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of oppression.
  • One has only to think of such prejudices as racism and sexism.



adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He is racist, sexist, and scared of germs and chaos to such a degree that he even has his sweeties colour co-ordinated!
  • The answer lies in having always lived and worked with people who are racist and/or sexist.
  • Could it be because of positive discrimination and sexist quotas imposed on male would-be doctors?

Words that rhyme with sexism

racism • paroxysm • autism

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