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hate speech

[ heyt-speech ]
/ ˈheɪt ˌspitʃ /
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noun
speech, writing, or nonverbal communication that attacks, threatens, or insults a person or group on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability: The racist graffiti was condemned as hate speech.
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Origin of hate speech

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for hate speech

hate speech

noun
speech disparaging a racial, sexual, or ethnic group or a member of such a group
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