heterosexism

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

noun

a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.

Origin of heterosexism

Related forms

het·er·o·sex·ist, noun, adjective
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heterosexism

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals

Derived Forms

heterosexist, adjective, noun
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