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From French bigoterie, from bigot.

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bigotry (countable and uncountable, plural bigotries)

  1. Characteristic qualities of a bigot: (especially religious or racial) intolerant prejudice, opinionatedness, or fanaticism; fanatic intolerance.
    Members of the Ku Klux Klan practice extreme bigotry.
  2. (dated) obstinate prejudice or opinionatedness

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Bigotry is more than prejudice or intolerance, though it is often confused with these.

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