ableism

[ ey-buh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm /
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noun

discrimination against disabled people.

Nearby words

  1. able rating,
  2. able seaman,
  3. able-bodied,
  4. able-bodied seaman,
  5. abled,
  6. ablepharia,
  7. ablepsia,
  8. abloom,
  9. abluent,
  10. ablush

Origin of ableism

First recorded in 1985–1990

Related formsa·ble·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ableism

ableism

/ (ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
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