Definition of classism in English:

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classism

Pronunciation: /ˈklɑːsɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
Prejudice against people belonging to a particular social class: they are told to be on watch against the evils of classism
More example sentences
  • De-colonization is the primary issue if you oppose racism, sexism, classism and ageism.
  • The book is a collection of self-reflective essays that focus on the impact of personal and institutional sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and ethnocentrism on the 12 women.
  • Some of these could include war, sexuality, oppression (racism, classism, ageism, sexism), government and economics.

Derivatives

classist

Pronunciation: /ˈklɑːsɪst/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • It is heartening because many social scientists hold the belief that anything but strict environmental interpretations of criminal behavior are racist, sexist, classist, or at least illiberal.
  • I'm not thinking of how they're arguably sexist, classist, racist, just plain offensive, or any of that.
  • People with less egalitarian values have repeatedly been shown to be more racist, classist, and sexist.

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