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/ ˈbɪg ə tri /

noun, plural big·ot·ries.

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

1665–75; bigot + -ry, formation parallel to French bigoterie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bigotry


/ (ˈbɪɡətrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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).

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