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[mass noun] Prejudice or discrimination against people who are fat.
bigotry, bias, partisanship, partiality, intolerance, discrimination, a jaundiced eye, preference, one-sidedness, unfairness, inequality, inequityView synonyms
- ‘I hate that you have the ear of 10 percent of the nation when you make your horrible statements showing your fatism… encouraging others in insulting and disrespecting fat people.’
- ‘While sexism, ageism and racism have all become social no-nos, fattism remains a perfectly acceptable prejudice.’
- ‘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.’
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