ageist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

age +‎ -ist

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Adjective[edit]

ageist (comparative more ageist, superlative most ageist)

  1. Unfairly discriminatory against someone based on their age.
    Upon hearing that his employer would soon require yearly physical examinations and vision screening, my father exclaimed that the policy was ageist.
    Even though she had succeeded in the phone interview, when the ageist employer learned that the candidate was only 18 years old, she became hesitant.

Noun[edit]

ageist (plural ageists)

  1. A person who behaves in an ageist manner.
    He didn’t like to think of himself as an ageist, but he had to admit that he hadn’t considered the needs of some of the more elderly participants.

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