Definition of bigotry in English:


Line breaks: big|ot¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪɡətri


[mass noun]
Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself: the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry
More example sentences
  • A difference of opinion doesn't qualify as bigotry.
  • Irresponsible charges of bigotry are about as low as you can get, being only about one step up from bigotry itself.
  • This is nothing short of insanity, motivated solely by bigotry.


late 17th century: from bigot, reinforced by French bigoterie.

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