Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Intolerance or prejudice, especially religious or racial; discrimination (against); the characteristic qualities of a bigot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them.
  • n. The practice or tenets of a bigot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or mode of thought of a bigot; obstinate and unreasonable attachment to a particular creed, opinion, practice, ritual, or party organization; excessive zeal or warmth in favor of a party, sect, or opinion; intolerance of the opinions of others.
  • n. Synonyms Credulity, Fanaticism, etc. (see superstition), narrow-mindedness, prejudice, intolerance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

Etymologies

From French bigoterie, from bigot. (Wiktionary)

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  • The hours wore on;--Ahab now shut up within his cabin; anon, pacing the deck, with the same intense bigotry of purpose in his aspect.

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 36

    July 25, 2008