looksist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

looks +‎ -ist

Adjective[edit]

looksist (comparative more looksist, superlative most looksist)

  1. Forming prejudices based on a person's physical appearance.
    • 2007 August 26, Daphne Merkin, “The Politics of Appearance”, New York Times:
      But it is also a wishful argument, a posture that is in denial, if you will, about the fact that we live in a profoundly surface-oriented, looksist culture that has permeated our way of perceiving those who would be in charge of our lives.

Noun[edit]

looksist (plural looksists)

  1. One who forms prejudices based on a person's physical appearance.