[ ster-ee-uh-tip-i-kuhl, steer- ]
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  1. portraying a simplified and standardized conception or image, often one that is construed as derogatory:She is frustrated by the shallow and stereotypical roles that she is offered as an Asian actor.The stereotypical environmentalist is a white dude wearing sandals and tie-dye.

Origin of stereotypical

  • Also ster·e·o·typ·ic [ster-ee-uh-tip-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌstɪər-/ .

Other words from stereotypical

  • non·ster·e·o·typ·ic, adjective
  • non·ster·e·o·typ·i·cal, adjective

Words Nearby stereotypical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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