[ heyt-speech ]
/ ˈheɪt ˌspitʃ /
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
Words nearby hate speech
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Example sentences from the Web for hate speech
If hate-speech becomes a crime, she may be in charge of overseeing the police that enforce the law.For Top Pols In Japan Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Hate Crime Does|Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Penalty In France, a typical sentence for hate-speech crimes is six months in prison and a fine of €22,500 ($31,207).
British Dictionary definitions for hate speech
speech disparaging a racial, sexual, or ethnic group or a member of such a group
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