- stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
- the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Origin of bigotry
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1. narrow-mindedness, bias, discrimination.
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Examples from the Web for bigotry
It needs to be said: bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry; child abuse wrapped in a Bible verse is still child abuse.
No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.
Regarding Muslims, we have clearly seen in recent times an uptick in anti—Muslim bigotry.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
Meanwhile advocacy groups like GLAAD help rid our larger culture of hidden biases and bigotry.How You Can Help Make a More LGBT-Friendly World
December 12, 2014
But in recent years we have seen few Arabs or Muslims become active in the GOP because of the drumbeat of anti-Muslim bigotry.These Candidates Are Courting the Muslim Vote
October 15, 2014
But infidelity and bigotry are frequently next-door neighbours.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
When the schoolteacher's turn shall come, then let tyranny and bigotry beware.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
True, bigotry barked there too, but culture went on its serene course.Dreamers of the Ghetto
But that passion is consistent with narrowness, bigotry, inhumanity.The Legacy of Greece
There's a thousand years of prejudice and bigotry concentrated in you.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
- the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance
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Word Origin and History for bigotry
1670s, from French bigoterie "sanctimoniousness," from bigot (see bigot).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper