[ het-er-uh-sek-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk sɪz əm /
a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against gay people by heterosexuals.
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OTHER WORDS FROM heterosexismhet·er·o·sex·ist, noun, adjective
Words nearby heterosexism
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Example sentences from the Web for heterosexism
Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.
British Dictionary definitions for heterosexism
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm) /
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived forms of heterosexismheterosexist, adjective, noun
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