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speciesism

Line breaks: spe¦cies|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈspiːʃiːˌzɪz(ə)m
 
, ˈspiːs-/

Definition of speciesism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals.
Example sentences
  • Advocates argue that fighting speciesism is an extension of struggles for human equality.

Derivatives

speciesist

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He states that it is speciesist to judge that the life of a normal adult member of our species is more valuable than the life of a normal adult mouse.
  • It's speciesist to give humans greater moral consideration than nonhumans for any reason.
  • Of course, in practice most of us are speciesist.

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