ableism

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a·ble·ism

 (ā′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities, especially physical disabilities.

a′ble·ist adj. & n.

ableism

(ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) discrimination against disabled or handicapped people

a•ble•ism

(ˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm)
n.
discrimination against disabled people.
[1980–85]
a′ble•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ableism - discrimination in favor of the able-bodiedableism - discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
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These laws, as the author of this study rightly maintains, are a significant example of state-sponsored disabilism, for in denying many disabled people the right to make a living on the streets in lieu of conventional alternatives that were restricted by discrimination, they deepened the helplessness and dependence that were thought to he the lot of the disabled.