bigotry

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Etymology[edit]

From French bigoterie, from bigot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪɡ.ə.tɹi/
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Noun[edit]

bigotry (countable and uncountable, plural bigotries)

  1. Characteristic qualities of a bigot: (especially religious, anti-religious or racial) intolerant prejudice, opinionatedness, or fanaticism; fanatic intolerance.
    • 1979, Ted Robert Gurr, Violence in America: Protest, Rebellion, Reform (page 131)
      The remarkable resilience of the Ku Klux Klan is a sad reminder of the persistence of racial and religious bigotry in the United States. No terrorist organization can match the Klan's mystique or long history, and few can match its success.
  2. (dated) Obstinate prejudice or opinionatedness.

Usage notes[edit]

Bigotry is stronger than prejudice or intolerance, though it is often confused with these.

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