Definition of lookism in English:

lookism

noun

mass noun
  • Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's appearance.

    • ‘This form of discrimination, which is prevalent in all areas of life and still hardly regarded, is called lookism.’
    • ‘A US survey on appearance discrimination in the workplace confirms a trend of 'lookism' sweeping businesses across the world, according to employment experts.’
    • ‘The diary disapproves of sexism and lookism in all its curvaceous and beautiful forms.’
    • ‘Of course the show emphasizes lookism and consumerism, but if you watch closely enough, at core the message is, ‘Look good with what you've got, feel good about yourself’.’
    • ‘And thirdly, despite having always been resolutely opposed to sexism, lookism and shapeism I couldn't get over how ugly the crowd was.’
    • ‘The lookism in our community keeps the binds of patriarchy firmly in place.’
    • ‘I was amazed at how lookisms, sexisms (probably racisms, if the area I lived in was more diverse) play a part on the estimations of observers.’
    • ‘It doesn't cater to the lowbrow philosophy that romance readers are all about intoxicating escapisms and lookisms and that they will shriek if someone over thirty gets naked.’
    • ‘While lookism is not currently one of the legally prohibited forms of discrimination, its similarity to other forms of discrimination raises the question of whether it might become one.’

Pronunciation

lookism

/ˈlʊkɪz(ə)m/