[ ey-jiz-uh m ]
/ ˈeɪ dʒɪz əm /
discrimination against persons of a certain age group.
a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ageismage·ist, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ageist
/ (ˈeɪdʒɪzəm) /
discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
Derived forms of ageismageist or agist, adjective
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