Definitions

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

  • noun Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
  • noun The belief that one gender is superior to the other, especially that men are superior to women.

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  • noun The belief that people of one sex or gender are inherently superior to people of the other sex or gender.
  • noun Unfair treatment or discrimination based on a difference of sex or gender.
  • noun Disadvantage or unequal opportunity arising from the cultural dominance of one gender over the other.
  • noun Promotion or expectation or assumption of people to behave in accordance with or deviate from a gender role.

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

  • noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

Etymologies

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sex +‎ -ism

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