Definition of racist in English:

racist

noun

  • A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

    ‘I had a fear of being called a racist’
    • ‘They're racists because they are driven by hate, and whatever they do, that viciousness just bubbles over.’
    • ‘I think how proud I am of her for going from fearing racists to wanting to fight them.’
    • ‘Breton, Surrealism's leader and a past master of character assassination, claimed in the final issue of Minotaure that Dali was a self-confessed racist, and Dali chose not to respond.’
    • ‘Racism is an indelible part of Travis's makeup, but it is important to acknowledge that this is a film about a racist rather than a racist film.’
    • ‘He railed against being called a racist, a charge leveled at him off and on throughout his career.’
    • ‘The chef is a foul-mouthed racist.’
    • ‘I'm not saying that he is a racist, as I know he was only joking, but it's fascinating to me how many people around us, who say they aren't racist, are against interracial relationships.’
    • ‘"You may not be a racist but the people who vote for you are," I said to him.’
    • ‘Moreover, racists do not need any assistance or prompting in pursuing their malevolent agenda.’
    • ‘With criminals, terrorists, racists etc etc using the Internet to bypass the police, the police will be increasingly frustrated in its attempts to bring them to justice.’
    • ‘He found most to be uneducated racists with little to offer a discerning and spiritually hungry young man.’
    • ‘The basic charge is that these men, critics of capitalism, were racists, anti-Semites, and elitists.’
    • ‘Of these people, misguided as they may be, few are actual racists.’
    • ‘It is time for strong action to be taken to show the racists that their chanting and form of supporting is not welcome.’
    racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist
    discriminatory, racially discriminatory, racialist, prejudiced, bigoted, biased, intolerant, illiberal
    View synonyms

adjective

  • Showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another.

    ‘we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at a newsagents’
    • ‘I think we still have certain people who are racist in attitudes.’
    • ‘Any old comment I make is immediately construed to be racist by some people.’
    • ‘I have come to the conclusion that I am probably less racist than most people.’
    • ‘Nor did he claim that the policies of the Metropolitan Police Service were intentionally racist.’
    • ‘People might actually have to admit that they themselves are racist!’
    • ‘The politicians are prepared to accept, on occasion, that some people are racist.’
    • ‘In only a few cases, he said, did it appear an employer was actively racist in his hiring practices.’
    • ‘There is something racist in expelling those people from the country once they become unemployed.’
    • ‘I don't reject friends because they politically aren't like me, or they are racist, gay or whatever.’
    • ‘She has fallen foul of strict government rules which she condemned today as outdated and racist.’
    • ‘We now have rules, regulations and laws against racism, and more people are taught not to be racist.’
    • ‘In other words, do you think our society is making progress toward becoming less racist?’
    • ‘Network Rail has accepted responsibility for the property but said that unless the graffiti was racist or obscene it was not a priority.’

Pronunciation

racist

/ˈreɪsɪst/