Why was clemency trending last week?


[big-uh-tree] /ˈbɪg ə tri/
noun, plural bigotries.
stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Origin of bigotry
1665-75; bigot + -ry, formation parallel to French bigoterie
1. narrow-mindedness, bias, discrimination. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for bigotry
  • If we can get people laughing at bigotry, we've won half the battle.
  • Stop excusing your bigotry by saying you can't help it.
  • Perhaps if another 40 years were spent hereafter without that bigotry, it would be different.
  • There is no level of achievement sufficient to escape the stultifying bonds of bigotry.
  • She recognized that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong.
  • bigotry and racism by any other name (diversity) is still bigotry and racism.
  • Blatant bigotry is no longer tolerated by this society.
  • The bigotry has softened somewhat, but nobody wants to be considered a rube.
  • It is disgusting that such bigotry was so entrenched in even the north in those days.
  • Many comments here went far beyond skepticism and right into bigotry.
British Dictionary definitions for bigotry


noun (pl) -ries
the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for bigotry

1670s, from French bigoterie "sanctimoniousness," from bigot (see bigot).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bigotry

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bigotry

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with bigotry

Nearby words for bigotry