American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities in offspring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of or pertaining to dysgenics.
- adj. pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
- dys- + -genic (Wiktionary)
“There was no allusion to the existence of venereal disease, far and away the most appalling of what I have called dysgenic forces, in any official eugenic publication until April, 1909, when in the Eugenics Review we dared to make a cautious and half-ashamed beginning; half-ashamed to stand up against syphilis and gonorrh [oe] a. When one thinks of the things that we are not ashamed to do, as individuals or as nations, it is to reflect that perhaps we have "let the tiger die" too utterly, and that just as woman is ceasing to be a mammal, man is perhaps ceasing to be even a vertebrate.”
“The work of the eugenicists included racism and white supremacy, promoting birth control among the "dysgenic," restricting immigration, sterilizing the handicapped, promoting euthanasia, and seeking ways to increase the number of genetically well-endowed individuals.”
“At the First National Conference on Race Betterment, University of Wisconsin eugenicist Leon J. Cole lectured on the "dysgenic" effects of charity and medicine on eugenic progress.”
“It was dysgenic, because the Jews were more intelligent than the Germans.”
“Russia on the other hand, had many more countries under her, and so, she could designate the dysgenic not only by religion, but by WHERE they lived.”
“Hubby's paternal line is Campbell, rulers of Argyll with a history all the way back to King David II and Dalraida, well before Robert the Bruce, and James (a bit of dysgenic Jesse and Frank there).”
“She called for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation, and rehabilitative concentration camps for all "dysgenic stocks," including Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Catholics.”
“What the nazis did was posit an essentialist notion of blood, unrelated to any hard research, which would up being dysgenic because of the fact that German Jews had between 10 and 15 IQ points higher than German Gentiles.”
“If you are really worried about dysgenic pressure retarding the advance of civilization, there are two sensible solutions.”
“A number of smart people, Charles Murray included, are worried about "dysgenic pressure.”
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