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single +‎ -ism


singlism (uncountable)

  1. Discrimination against and negative perception of single people.
    • 2006, Bella DePaulo, Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After, St. Martin's Press (2006), ISBN 9780312340827, page 228-229:
      Singlism seems to seep into way too many of the nooks and crannies of a person's life and leave its stain. A job applicant shows up for an interview and is asked how he will feel at company social events when he is the only one without a spouse.

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