Meaning of lookism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʊkɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's appearance.

    ‘The diary disapproves of sexism and lookism in all its curvaceous and beautiful forms.’
    • ‘And thirdly, despite having always been resolutely opposed to sexism, lookism and shapeism I couldn't get over how ugly the crowd was.’
    • ‘Of course the show emphasizes lookism and consumerism, but if you watch closely enough, at core the message is, ‘Look good with what you've got, feel good about yourself’.’
    • ‘While lookism is not currently one of the legally prohibited forms of discrimination, its similarity to other forms of discrimination raises the question of whether it might become one.’
    • ‘The lookism in our community keeps the binds of patriarchy firmly in place.’