Since some people like to learn things, here are my words of the day!
noun big·ot·ry \ˈbi-gə-trē\
: bigoted acts or beliefs
Full Definition of BIGOTRY
1: the state of mind of a bigot2: acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot
Examples of BIGOTRY
- <a deeply ingrained bigotry prevented her from even considering the counterarguments>
noun big·ot \ˈbi-gət\
: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)
Full Definition of BIGOT
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic groups, gender, or sexual orientations ect.) with hatred and or intolerance— big·ot·ed \-gə-təd\ adjective— big·ot·ed·lyadverbSee bigot defined for English-language learners See bigot defined for kids
Examples of BIGOT
- He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments.
- <an incorrigible bigot who hasn't entertained a new thought in years>
- “It's scandalous,” he said, in the tones once used by Colonel Blimp, Britain's best-loved bigot, who adorned the pages of the Evening Standard throughout the 1930s. —Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996
Origin of BIGOT
French, hypocrite, bigot
First Known Use: 1660
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