from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Credulity, Fanaticism, etc. (see superstition), narrow-mindedness, prejudice, intolerance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The practice or tenets of a bigot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot


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From French bigoterie, from bigot.


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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