Definition of bigot in English:



  • A person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

    ‘don't let a few small-minded bigots destroy the good image of the city’
    ‘he was a fanatical bigot’
    • ‘One inflammatory bumper sticker alleges the religious right are bigots, among other things.’
    • ‘But calling someone a racist or a bigot says that his ideas have no place in the democratic public square.’
    • ‘We are thick and ignorant just as we are fair and enlightened and a relative proportion of us are bigots and racists.’
    • ‘Certainly I'm not comfortable giving my name and address to homophobic right-wing bigots.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, political correctness just means that racists and bigots have to be more subtle.’
    • ‘It did not emerge, fully formed, from the Scottish parliament under pressure from religious bigots.’
    • ‘If the Lords was convinced it was no longer necessary, it seems to me only a homophobic bigot would keep going on about it.’
    • ‘He's out to put religious bigots in the same moral and legal bracket as racists.’
    • ‘Should we condemn a generation of older people as bigots and racists purely because they use the language of their day?’
    • ‘Such acts are committed by racists and bigots who were racist and bigoted long before July 7th.’
    • ‘They are incorrigibly racist, uncultured bigots, workaholics, crude and gross.’
    • ‘I'd be branded a heartless bigot, racist and drummed out of office in about 1 day.’
    • ‘Religious believers, bigots in particular, struggle with a logical problem.’
    • ‘At least before the new lingo was adopted by all, it was easier to identify the bigots and sexists in a room.’
    • ‘Are these the words of the racists, the bigots, the ignorant, the xenophobes or the just plain stupid?’
    • ‘He's tackled terrorists and serial killers, racists and bigots, pimps and dealers and gangsters.’
    • ‘He's an unrepentant bigot, plus an idiot who knows nothing about football.’
    • ‘So yeah, I'm homophobic and I could be mistaken for being a racist bigot too.’
    • ‘Justice and decency were the very things the religious bigots of all denominations hated and feared most, as they still do today.’
    • ‘Racists, bigots and cranks should be free to say what they like because society is composed of people who have the ability to make up their own minds.’
    dogmatist, partisan, sectarian, prejudiced person
    racist, racialist, sexist, homophobe, chauvinist, jingoist, anti-semite
    male chauvinist pig, mcp
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Late 16th century (denoting a superstitious religious hypocrite): from French, of unknown origin.