Definition of lookism in English:



  • Construction of a standard for beauty and attractiveness, and judgments made about people on the basis of how well or poorly they meet the standard.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’