discrimination against persons of a certain age group.
a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.
- age·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use ageism in a sentence
Research shows that the damage inflicted by ageism is real, Petrow said.
Few things are more fraught with fear, anxiety and ageism than knowing that, if we live long enough, we’ll get old.
Women over 40 years old seem to face a harsher dose of ageism wrapped in sexism.‘Productivity is through the roof’: Why companies are waging war on meetings to tackle burnout | Jessica Davies | August 16, 2021 | Digiday
This may likely garner protests of profiling and reverse ageism, but she trusts that those who are most directly affected will wisely be grateful for the punctual drinks and food served at the appropriate temperature.Miss Manners: Potential partner company has typos on its website | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
So with this prevalent ageism, it’s hardly a surprise women fear talking about menopause.‘I was fired by a client’: Breaking the taboo around menopause and the workplace | Jessica Davies | April 1, 2021 | Digiday
ageism is the only “ism” that everyone (who lives) will live to suffer from.
I can still hear her deep voice raging against ageism in the film industry.
ageism and maybe some Socialism have all made their ugly cameos in election 2008.
We have Republicans raising Ayers and Democrats fostering ageism with “erratic” and jokes about Depends.
British Dictionary definitions for ageism
discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
- ageist or agist, adjective
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