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One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
[French, excessively religious person, religiously intolerant person, from Old French, Norman person, excessively religious person, of unknown origin.]
Word History: The ultimate origin of the word bigot is unknown. When bigot first appears in Old French, it is as an insulting term for a Norman. A colorful story is often told about the origin of the term with Rollo, the pagan Viking conqueror who received Normandy as a fief from Charles III of France in 911. Rollo converted to Christianity for the occasion, but it is said that he refused to complete his oath of fealty to the king by kissing the king's feet and said Ne se bi got, "Never, by God!" in a mishmash of Old French and a Germanic language. This bi got then became a term of abuse for the Normans. This story is certainly false, but some scholars have proposed that Old French bigot did indeed originate as a reference to be Gode!—the Old and early Middle English equivalent of Modern English by God!, perhaps as a phrase that some Normans picked up in their English possessions in England and then used back in France. Later, in the 1400s, the French word bigot appears as a term of abuse for a person who is excessively religious. It is not clear, however, that this word bigot, "excessively religious person," is in fact the direct descendant of the Old French slur that was applied to the Normans. Rather, this bigot may come directly from Middle English bi God, "by God," or an equivalent phrase in one of the Germanic relatives of English such as German bei Gott or Dutch bij God. But even this is uncertain. In any case, English borrowed bigot from French with the sense "religious hypocrite" in the early 17th century. In English, the term also came to be applied to persons who hold stubbornly to any system of beliefs, and by extension, persons who are intolerant of those that differ from them in any way.
a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race
[C16: from Old French: name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin]
a person who is extremely intolerant of another's creed, belief, or opinion.
[1590–1600; < Middle French]
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|Noun||1.||bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own|
chauvinist - a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind
antifeminist - someone who does not believe in the social or economic or political equality of men and women
homophobe - a person who hates or fears homosexual people
sectarian, sectarist, sectary - a member of a sect; "most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect"
مُتَعَصِّب لِرأْي أو لِعَقيدَه
bigot[ˈbɪgət] N → intolerante mf
bigot[ˈbɪgət] n (pej) → fazioso/a
a person who constantly and stubbornly holds a particular point of view etc. a religious bigot. dweper, yweraar مُتَعَصِّب لِرأْي أو لِعَقيدَه сляп привърженик fanático fanatik, pobožnůstkář der/die Fanatiker(in) snævertsynet person άνθρωπος μισαλλόδοξος, αδιάλλακτοςfanático fanaatik متعصب؛ کوته فکر kiihkoilija bigotקנאי हठधर्मी renvosnik, pobornik vakbuzgó fanatik þröngsÿnismaður bigotto; fanatico 頑迷な人 고집쟁이, 편협한 사람 fanatikas fanātiķis pentaksub dwepersta og sneversynt person, blind tilhengerfanatykfanático bigot фанатик pobožnôstkár, -ka pobožnjakar, tercijalka zadrt čovek bigott person คนหัวดื้อ yobaz, bağnaz kimse 執拗的人 сліпий прихильник, фанатик کٹر ، متعصب người tin mù quáng 执拗的人，顽固者ˈbigoted adjective
dweperige شَديد التَّعَصُّب لِرأي ، مُتَزَمِّت фанатичен intolerante fanatický, bigotní blindgläbig snævertsynet μισαλλόδοξος, αδιάλλακτοςfanático fanaatiline متعصب؛ کوته فکر kiihkoileva bigot קִיצוֹנִי בְּדֵעוֹתָיו कट्टर, धर्मान्ध revan bigott fanatik hleypidómafullur, þröngsÿnn bigotto; fanatico 頑迷な 고집불통인 fanatiškas fanātisks taksub dweepzieksta og sneversynt, skinnhellig sfanatyzowany intolerante bigot фанатический bigotný tercialski zadrt bigott, trångsynt ซึ่งหัวดื้อ yobaz, bağnaz 偏執的 фанатичний; нетерпимий tin mù quáng 偏执的ˈbigotry noun
bigoted attitude or behaviour. dwepery تَعَصُّب أعْمى، تَطرُّف في الرأي тесногръдие intolerância fanatismus, bigotnost blinder Eifer snævertsynethed μισαλλοδοξία, φανατισμόςfanatismo, intolerancia fanatism تعصب؛ کوته فکری kiihkoilu bigoterieקנאות, קצוניות धर्मान्धता revnost, zatucanost vakbuzgóság sikap fanatik, kefanatikan þröngsÿni; hleypidómasemi fanatismo; bigotteria 頑迷 고집 불통 fanatiškumas fanātiskums berperangai taksub dweepzuchtsneversyn, skinnhellighet bigoteria intolerância bigotism фанатизм bigotnosť pobožnjaštvo zadrtost bigotteri, trångsynthet การแสดงความรู้สึกหรือความเชื่อที่ไม่มีเหตุผล yobazlık, bağnazlık 偏執 фанатизм تعصب sự tin mù quáng 偏执