• synonyms


See more synonyms for bigotry on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural big·ot·ries.
  1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
  2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Show More

Origin of bigotry

1665–75; bigot + -ry, formation parallel to French bigoterie


See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words


Examples from the Web for bigotry

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for bigotry


noun plural -ries
  1. the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bigotry


1670s, from French bigoterie "sanctimoniousness," from bigot (see bigot).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper