Definition of bigotry in US English:

bigotry

noun

  • Intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.

    ‘the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry’
    • ‘Our hearts must not harbour hate, anger, bigotry, violence or discrimination.’
    • ‘I had never encountered such blatant bigotry.’
    • ‘My major regret from my time as a season ticket holder is that I didn't stand up and report on bigotry and racism.’
    • ‘No one likes to be the focal point of bigotry.’
    • ‘Our elections should be a contest of policies, unclouded by bigotry or racism.’
    • ‘Movies can be an ideological weapon against bigotry.’
    • ‘She never reacted with hatred or bigotry of any kind.’
    • ‘The law should be clear and unambiguous in its opposition to bigotry and prejudice.’
    • ‘His article amounts to pure opinionated bigotry.’
    • ‘Irresponsible charges of bigotry are about as low as you can get, being only about one step up from bigotry itself.’
    • ‘The story that unfolds here is an allegory about the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry.’
    • ‘Bigotry may change its colors, but rarely its rhetoric.’
    • ‘That view is based on misinformation, ignorance and plain bigotry.’
    • ‘People have been living with bigotry of every kind forever.’
    • ‘We as a community know what it is to suffer bigotry and intolerance.’
    • ‘I would die to free our people from the chains of bigotry and superstition.’
    • ‘This is nothing short of insanity, motivated solely by bigotry.’
    • ‘A difference of opinion doesn't qualify as bigotry.’
    • ‘I have had enough of this whole debate and just hope it can be resolved without huge displays of bigotry and prejudice.’
    • ‘The narrow-minded bigotry of the townspeople and of the Finch family is hard for Scout to cope with.’
    prejudice, bias, partiality, partisanship, sectarianism, discrimination, unfairness, injustice
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Origin

Late 17th century: from bigot, reinforced by French bigoterie.

Pronunciation

bigotry

/ˈbiɡətrē//ˈbɪɡətri/