heterosexism

[ het-er-uh-sek-siz-uh m ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk sɪz əm /
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noun

a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.

Nearby words

  1. heteroptics,
  2. heteropyknosis,
  3. heteroromantic,
  4. heteroscedastic,
  5. heterosex,
  6. heterosexist,
  7. heterosexual,
  8. heterosexuality,
  9. heterosis,
  10. heterosocial

Origin of heterosexism


Related formshet·er·o·sex·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for heterosexism

heterosexism

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived Formsheterosexist, adjective, noun

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