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sex·ism

 (sĕk′sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
2. The belief that one gender is superior to the other, especially that men are superior to women.

sex′ist adj. & n.

sexism

(ˈsɛksɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
[C20: from sex + -ism, on the model of racism]
ˈsexist n, adj

sex•ism

(ˈsɛk sɪz əm)

n.
1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. discrimination or prejudice based on a person's sex, esp. discrimination against women.
[1965–70]

sexism

discrimination on the basis of sex, especially against women.
See also: Discrimination
the practice of discriminating against women in job opportunities, salary levels and increases, and in other matters now generally considered to be equally the right of women. — sexist, n., adj.
See also: Women
the practice of discriminating against women in the offering of job opportunities, increases in salary, and other matters now generally considered to belong to women by right.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
antifeminism, male chauvinism, chauvinism - activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
sexual discrimination - discrimination (usually in employment) that excludes one sex (usually women) to the benefit of the other sex

sexism

noun sexual discrimination We are committed to eradicating homophobia, racism and sexism.
Translations
sexismus
kønsdiskriminering
seksismi
seksizam
性差別主義
성차별
könsdiskriminering
การกีดกันเพศ
sự phân biệt đối xử do giới tính

sexism

[ˈseksɪzəm] Nsexismo m

sexism

[ˈsɛksɪzəm] nsexisme m

sexism

nSexismus m

sexism

[ˈsɛksɪzm] nsessismo

sexism

التَفْرِقَةُ بِحَسَب الـجِنْس sexismus kønsdiskriminering Sexismus σεξισμός sexismo seksismi sexisme seksizam sessismo 性差別主義 성차별 seksisme kjønnsdiskriminering seksizm sexismo сексизм könsdiskriminering การกีดกันเพศ cinsiyet ayrımcılığı sự phân biệt đối xử do giới tính 性别歧视
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