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bigotry

[big-uh-tree] /ˈbɪg ə tri/
noun, plural bigotries.
1.
stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
2.
the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; bigot + -ry, formation parallel to French bigoterie
Synonyms
1. narrow-mindedness, bias, discrimination.
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  • 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

bigotry

/ˈbɪɡətrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance
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Word Origin and History for bigotry
n.

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

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