Definition of bigot in English:


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  • A person who is obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, especially one who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.

    ‘don't let a few small-minded bigots destroy the good image of the city’
    • ‘a racist bigot’
    • ‘Unfortunately, political correctness just means that racists and bigots have to be more subtle.’
    • ‘They are incorrigibly racist, uncultured bigots.’
    • ‘Should we condemn a generation of older people as bigots and racists purely because they use the language of their day?’
    • ‘At least before the new lingo was adopted by all, it was easier to identify the bigots and sexists in a room.’
    • ‘But calling someone a racist or a bigot says that his ideas have no place in the democratic public square.’
    • ‘He's an unrepentant bigot.’
    • ‘The bigots and the homophobes have not given up on this fight so we can not afford to do so either.’
    • ‘Understandably, they were concerned about being labeled bigots and facing backlash.’
    • ‘He says when religious bigots of both communities abuse him, he is convinced that what he says is right.’
    • ‘He detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots.’
    dogmatist, partisan, sectarian, prejudiced person
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/ˈbiɡət/ /ˈbɪɡət/


Late 16th century (denoting a superstitious religious hypocrite): from French, of unknown origin.