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
  • There is nothing amusing about snobbery, racism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.
  • Intolerance and racial bigotry is a destructive force that can create tensions in local communities.
  • Empty churches may well be empty because of the image that we are presenting narrowness and bigotry and prejudice.


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

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