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big·ot·ry

 (bĭg′ə-trē)
n.
The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.

bigotry

(ˈbɪɡətrɪ)
n, pl -ries
the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance

big•ot•ry

(ˈbɪg ə tri)

n.
1. extreme intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
2. the actions, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
[1665–75; < French]

bigotry

obtuse or narrow-minded intolerance, especially of other races or religions. — bigot, n., — bigoted, adj.
See also: Race
obtuse or narrow-minded intolerance, especially of other races or religions. — bigot, n. — bigoted, adj.
See also: Religion
obtuse or narrow-minded intolerance, especially of other races or religions. — bigot, n. — bigoted, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bigotry - the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

bigotry

noun intolerance, discrimination, racism, prejudice, bias, ignorance, injustice, sexism, unfairness, xenophobia, chauvinism, fanaticism, sectarianism, jingoism, racialism, dogmatism, provincialism, narrow-mindedness, mindlessness, pig-ignorance (slang), illiberality He deplored religious bigotry.
tolerance, forbearance, permissiveness, open-mindedness, broad-mindedness
Quotations
"Bigotry may roughly be defined as the anger of men who have no opinions" [G.K. Chesterton Heretics]
"Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand"
"With a grip that kills it" [Rabindranath Tagore Fireflies]

bigotry

noun
Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion:
Translations
تَعَصُّب أعْمى، تَطرُّف في الرأي
bigotnostfanatismus
snævertsynethed
vakbuzgóság
òröngsÿni; hleypidómasemi
bigotnosť
pobožnjaštvo
bağnazlıkyobazlık

bigotry

[ˈbɪgətrɪ] Nintolerancia f

bigotry

[ˈbɪgətri] n
(religious)fanatisme m, sectarisme m
religious bigotry → fanatisme religieux, sectarisme religieux
racist bigotry → intolérance f racistebig screen
n (= cinema) the big screen → le grand écran
modif
the big screen version → la version grand écranbig shot ngrand ponte mbig-ticket [ˌbɪgˈtɪkɪt] modif (US) big-ticket item, big-ticket purchase → gros achat mbig time big-time
adj [football, investment] → de première catégorie f
n
to hit the big time → percer
adv (US)de manière spectaculairebig toe ngros orteil mbig top n [circus] → grand chapiteau mbig wheel n
(at fair)grande roue f
(= important person) a big wheel → une huile

bigotry

neifernde Borniertheit; (Rel) → Bigotterie f

bigotry

[ˈbɪgətrɪ] n (pej) → faziosità

bigot

(ˈbigət) noun
a person who constantly and stubbornly holds a particular point of view etc. a religious bigot.
ˈbigoted adjective
ˈbigotry noun
bigoted attitude or behaviour.
References in classic literature ?
The hours wore on; --Ahab now shut up within his cabin; anon, pacing the deck, with the same intense bigotry of purpose in his aspect.
There are some upon this earth of yours,' returned the Spirit,' who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all out kith and kin, as if they had never lived.
Will future ages believe that such stupid bigotry ever existed
The influence which the bigotry of one female,[6] the petulance of another,[7] and the cabals of a third,[8] had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.
He was a man of narrow mind and imperfect education, and his uncompromising bigotry was made hot and mischievous by violent and hasty passions; he exerted his influence indecorously and unjustifiably to compass the death of the enthusiasts; and his whole conduct, in respect to them, was marked by brutal cruelty.
the genius of Energy, Persistence, Enterprise; and the feeble Abdul-Aziz, the genius of Ignorance, Bigotry, and Indolence, prepared for the Forward-- March!
Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day.
Controlled, like his age, by cool common sense and practical judgment, he kept his mind constantly open to new impressions, and was more concerned to avoid the appearance of bigotry and unreason than to maintain that of consistency.
These religious pictures are not just dirtied or torn or scrawled over, which might be done in idleness or bigotry, by children or by Protestants.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a national advocacy organization for American Muslims, issued a statement calling on political, media and religious leaders as well as Americans of all backgrounds to take a more public stand against incidents of anti-Muslim bigotry.
If we truly love this country and are concerned for humanity, we need to focus on the rise of bigotry because this is a huge problem that could undermine Turkey's image and disrupt global peace.
It is unfortunate that this minority British tendency to bigotry appears to have formed an alliance with the German anti-Muslim organisation, Pegida, which has been largely contained in Germany due to swift action by German authorities and a successful and popular campaign against its dangerous propaganda.