Definition of heightism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīdˌizəm/


Prejudice or discrimination against someone on the basis of their height.
Example sentences
  • Further details, for those interested in the effects of heightism are available here.
  • It is interesting that you brought up heightism in your email.
  • Of course, height enhancers could speak out against heightism, while still relieving short children of the burden of growing up short.



adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He must have heard every heightist comment a billion times but still he keeps smiling.
  • Now you run the risk of being called heightist by the vertically challenged.
  • Any protagonist that isn't of normal height is censored so that the evil empire can continue with its heightist agenda.

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Syllabification: height·ism

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