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[mass noun] Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age:‘ageism in recruitment is an increasing problem’
prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness, inequity, favouritism, one-sidedness, partisanshipView synonyms
- ‘Other forms of bias include ageism, sexism, and racism.’
- ‘Ethnic prejudice, ageism, and sexism still prevent many people from advancing.’
- ‘Adie's fall from grace was not the result of sexism, ageism or an obsession with celebrity-led reporting.’
- ‘The notion of agism is associated with discriminating attitudes toward people on the basis of their age.’
- ‘Indeed, ageism and classism seemed almost nonexistent.’
- ‘Finally, how do the lenses of classism, ageism and racism, especially when applied together, enable us better to see women's position on ships?’
- ‘Others may be unduly influenced by variables such as sexism, racism, ageism, or a lack of resources.’
- ‘While sexism, ageism and racism have all become social no-nos, fattism remains a perfectly acceptable prejudice.’
- ‘Some prejudices (preconceived opinions of an individual based on opinions about the many) have names such as racism, sexism, or ageism.’
- ‘16 per cent of IT staff have encountered ageism on the grounds they were too old.’
- ‘Well, partly it's - you could call it age discrimination or ageism.’
- ‘Finally, the discrimination imposed by sexism has parallels in the prejudice implied by ageism.’
- ‘Little Ray and Caz uncover some uncomfortable truths, and Ray and Jim have to come to terms with the prejudices of ageism, family loyalty and love.’
- ‘She said it also found that ageism was a particularly insidious form of discrimination and did not just target the elderly, but simply those who were older than others.’
- ‘And he again points out rampant agism that discriminates against experienced programmers and in favour of workaholic cheaper developers.’
- ‘Employer discrimination and ageism are a contributing factor in relegating these workers to the scrap heap.’
- ‘It was nothing more than a sad example of ageism that served no purpose other than to be blatantly discriminatory against the older car driver.’
- ‘Feminist writer and broadcaster Bea Campbell explains that ageism towards women is inextricably bound up with sexism.’
- ‘We strive to eliminate sexism, ageism, heterosexism and other forms of discrimination from our lives.’
- ‘As for you studios, one tip: there's a fair bit of fattism, ageism, gratuitous violence, sexism and sheer bland awfulness on that nominee list too.’
- ‘Many more are also oppressed by homophobia, ageism, discrimination against the disabled, the uneducated, or the poor in general.’
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