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a. An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events.
b. Policy or practice based on racial considerations.
2. Chiefly British Variant of racism.

ra′cial·ist adj. & n.
ra′cial·is′tic adj.


(ˈreɪ sɪz əm)

1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usu. involving the idea that one's own race is superior.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based on such a doctrine.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
[1865–70; < French racisme. See race2, -ism]
rac′ist, n., adj.


the belief in or practice of the doctrine of racism. — racialist, n.racialistic, adj.
See also: Race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racialism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
racial profiling - a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
العِرْقِيَّهتَعَصُّب عِرْقي
faji elõítéletfajvédelemrasszizmus
ırkçılıkırksal ön yargı


[ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm] N (esp Brit) → racismo m


[ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm] nracisme m


n (esp Brit) → Rassismus m


[ˈreɪʃəˌlɪzm] n (Brit) (old) → razzismo


(reis) noun
1. any one section of mankind, having a particular set of characteristics which make it different from other sections. the Negro race; the white races; (also adjective) race relations.
2. the fact of belonging to any of these various sections. the problem of race.
3. a group of people who share the same culture, language etc; the Anglo-Saxon race.
racial (ˈreiʃəl) adjective
of, or having to do with, race or a particular race. racial characteristics; racial discrimination/hatred.
ˈracialism (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracism noun
1. the belief that some races of men are better than others.
2. prejudice against someone on the grounds of his race.
ˈracialist (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracist noun, adjective
racist attitudes.
the human race
of mixed race
having ancestors (especially parents) from two or more different human races.
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