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[ big-uh-tree ]


, plural big·ot·ries.
  1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.

    Synonyms: narrow-mindedness, discrimination, bias

  2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.


/ ˈbɪɡətrɪ /


  1. the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bigotry1

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

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Example Sentences

Even before this incident, the Portland Police Bureau had a history of bigotry, though the two officers denied any racial animus and described it as a prank.

Their appeals to bigotry – especially when aimed at LGBTQ people who fought for America – is the ultimate evidence that winning elections is more important to them than the values most Americans hold.

The process of appreciating that history and bigotry has been a focus for her during this summer of global social change.

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A troubling omission considering that Pence has built his political career on defending anti-LGBT bias and bigotry.

If self-other boundaries really are this malleable, then maybe we can harness this capacity, both to tackle bigotry and alleviate mental health disorders.

It needs to be said: bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry; child abuse wrapped in a Bible verse is still child abuse.

No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.

Regarding Muslims, we have clearly seen in recent times an uptick in anti—Muslim bigotry.

Meanwhile advocacy groups like GLAAD help rid our larger culture of hidden biases and bigotry.

But in recent years we have seen few Arabs or Muslims become active in the GOP because of the drumbeat of anti-Muslim bigotry.

Assassination and incendiarism were the common instruments of this diabolical association of fanaticism and bigotry.

It was not only in the mother country that frightful acts of bigotry and lust for wealth were enacted.

The bigotry of Mary regarded not the ties of consanguinity, of natural affection, of national succession.

Borne down by colonial subjugation, monopoly, and bigotry, these vast regions of the South were hardly visible above the horizon.

Meanwhile great changes were taking place in England, where James was rapidly running his career of bigotry and oppression.


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