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heterosexism

[het-er-uh-sek-siz-uh m] /ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk sɪz əm/
noun
1.
a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.
Origin of heterosexism
Related forms
heterosexist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterosexist

heterosexism

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived Forms
heterosexist, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for heterosexist
adj.

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

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