heterosexism

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

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 heterosexist

heterosexism

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm) /

noun

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

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Word Origin and History for heterosexist

heterosexist

adj.

"characteristic of discrimination against homosexuals," 1979; see hetero- + sexist. Related: Heterosexism (1979).

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