Bigot | Definition of Bigot by Merriam-Webster

Examples of bigot in a Sentence

"It's scandalous," he said, in the tones once used by Colonel Blimp, Britain's best-loved bigot , who adorned the pages of the Evening Standard throughout the 1930s. — Nicholas Fraser , Harper's , September 1996 A bigot is a hater, she said. A bigot hates Catholics. A bigot hates Jews.  … It's no sin to be poor, she said. It is a sin to be a bigot. Don't ever be one of them. — Pete Hamill , A Drinking Life , 1994 One had always to be mindful, moreover, that being a black scholar did not exempt one from the humiliations and indignities that a society with more than its share of bigots can heap upon a black person, regardless of education … — John Hope Franklin , "John Hope Franklin: A Life of Learning," 1988 , in Race and History1989 He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments. an incorrigible bigot who hasn't entertained a new thought in years

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Recent Examples on the Web The play’s unknown author centers a subplot on a raving bigot named Swetnam, who is fond of traducing women. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 But that's what the GOP has embraced in Greene, a conspiracy theorist, liar and bigot who nonetheless continues to enjoy her party's support. Jill Filipovic, CNN, 15 June 2021 But former Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who was born in Uganda, said those who saw Philip as a bigot were wide of the mark. Jill Lawless, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2021 These faux-Texans who are racing to out-bigot one another are living in the past, clinging to an image of Texas from the mid-twentieth century rather than of the ethnically and economically diverse juggernaut the state has become. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 30 Mar. 2021 Webb is not incriminated as a racist or bigot, but as a servant of bigots. WSJ, 15 Mar. 2021 Racial tension flares up among an ex-cop, a bigot and a black entertainer who band together to rob a bank. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Liberals reviled him as a hateful blowhard and a bigot. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 19 Feb. 2021 Liberals called him a bigot, a sexist and a partisan propagandist with a profoundly mean streak. Mary Mcnamara, Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021

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