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bigotry

Definition of Bigotry

(noun) Extreme intolerance of the beliefs and opinions of an individual or group, particularly racial or religious.

Examples of Bigotry

Bigotry Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: big·ot·ry

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈbɪɡətri/
  • British English – /ˈbɪɡətri/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: bigotries
  • Also called:
    • dogmatism
    • intolerance
  • A (noun) bigot is an individual that practices bigotry and is (adjective) bigoted while viewing differing opinions (adverb) bigotedly.

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Cite the Definition of Bigotry

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bigotry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bigotry/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bigotry. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bigotry/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bigotry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/bigotry/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bigotry.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bigotry/>.