[ sahyz-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈsaɪzˌɪz əm /
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discrimination against people who are visibly overweight or obese, especially the tendency to assume that they are unhealthy and lacking in self-control, or to devalue them as unworthy of attention, unsuitable for employment, etc.: In this magazine we reject diet culture, sizeism, and the thin ideal.
discrimination against people of a certain shape or size: Sizeism is hard to avoid on some dating apps, where users commonly request that women over 5’6” not contact them.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sizeismsize·ist, adjective, noun
Words nearby sizeism
sizable, sizar, size, sizeable, sized, sizeism, size queen, sizer, size-up, size-weight illusion, size zero
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British Dictionary definitions for sizeism
/ (ˈsaɪzɪzəm) /
discrimination on the basis of a person's size, esp against people considered to be overweight
Word Origin for sizeism
C20: from size 1 + -ism, on the model of racism
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