Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to or indicative of tokenism.

Etymologies

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From token +‎ -ist, after tokenism.

Examples

  • Even if Diane Abbott's nomination is 'tokenist', so what?

    The Guardian World News

  • These sections aren't tokenist, either -- the text of the entire book supports them, making these sections feel like elaborations on ideas that have been prepared earlier.

    Introduction to Film Textbooks

  • Finally, in regards to the intrinsic and historic anti-Semitism within the sectarian and extremist Roman Catholic IRA ideology, you quote ONE solitary tokenist Jewish figure, Robert Briscoe, as evidence that it never ever existed.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • They thought that you were put in roles that were tokenist or exploitative of your fame - some similar grumbling around your appearance in the film "Amazing Grace," where you played the African, you know, abolitionist.

    N'Dour's Popularity Continues to Rise

  • As a result, the film's tokenist look at race is patronizing and falls neatly into place with contemporary stereotypes something for which Steinbeck himself was reportedly enraged at Hitchcock.

    9/30: Lifeboat; Amarcord

  • These two had little or no chance of selection against Paddick due to low profile as would most conceivable white candidates but the accusation - from a Lib Dem activist - is that the slots were given to BME candidates in a tokenist way to appear to give them a chance.

    Chris Huhne and Nick Clegg: Pants Pants Pants Pants

  • Serache said the DA had replaced fighting blacks with "co-opting" a few African people "as part of their tokenist policy".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It does not mean De Klerk playing tokenist population games.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But the Chancellor is right to want to scrap the tokenist 50p top rate of income tax as he hinted yesterday which is a disincentive to the kind of enterprise that will ultimately drive recovery, and right to aim to bring in measures in the autumn to help businesses of all sizes, including cutting red tape to make it easier to create new jobs.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "It is not a tokenist thing - they are there because they are brilliant and I'm one of the top ten Rob Brydon fans in the world as well."

    WalesOnline - Home

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