from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
- n. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, gender or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.
- n. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.
- adj. Bigoted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . A hypocritical professor of religion; a hypocrite; also, a superstitious adherent of religion.
- n. A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious or other creed, opinion, practice, or ritual; a person who is illiberally attached to any opinion, system of belief, or party organization; an intolerant dogmatist.
- Same as bigoted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
The term bigot loses all meaning when you employ it as youdo.
My son said, 'Mother you can't say the word bigot because that has to do with nationalities and things.'
It isn't "ignorance," rather I would accuse those using the term bigot for such people as ignorant.
And lest you were so shocked by Glenn Beck's about-face on Rand that you missed the implications of what he said -- the political philosopher he is calling a bigot is the same one whose "morality" and "thinking" Rep. Paul Ryan said we need so much more of and the author of the book Sen. Ron Johnson said is his political "foundation."
- Big John - a bigot is a person who holds prejudices towards large groups of people.
The label "bigot" is so easy to achieve these days, it is meaningless.
Tgirsch had used the term bigot in his comment and it was thus forefront in my mind, but I don’t think it was the appropriate term for my comment.
Even managed to score a bigot from the subcontinent right at the end.
This isn't to say that the back-room bigot is any better than the street-corner screecher, but in so-called “polite” society, the latter is an embarrassment simply not worth being associated with.
Beyond the obvious lesson that an anti-gay bigot is a threat to all of us, lies, I believe, a deeper concern that can help clarify how we need to address religion in the contemporary world.