Calling A Spade A Spade…
Language is important. Please feel free to refer back to this whenever you hear yourself, or someone else use these words to smite someone.
Bigot: big-ot n.
One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
[French, from Old French.]
Word History: Bigots may have more in common with God than one might think. Legend has it that Rollo, the first duke of Normandy, refused to kiss the foot of the French king Charles III, uttering the phrase bi got, his borrowing of the assumed Old English equivalent of our expression by God. Although this story is almost surely apocryphal, it is true that bigot was used by the French as a term of abuse for the Normans, but not in a religious sense. Later, however, the word, or very possibly a homonym, was used abusively in French for the Beguines, members of a Roman Catholic lay sisterhood. From the 15th century on Old French bigot meant ?an excessively devoted or hypocritical person.? Bigot is first recorded in English in 1598 with the sense a superstitious hypocrite.
\Big”ot\, n. [F. bigot a bigot or hypocrite, a name once given to the Normans in France. Of unknown origin; possibly akin to Sp. bigote a whisker; hombre de bigote a man of spirit and vigor; cf. It. s-bigottire to terrify, to appall. Wedgwood and others maintain that bigot is from the same source as Beguine, Beghard.] 1. A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite. [Obs.]
2. 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.
bigot n. : a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
bigotry \Big”ot*ry\, n. [Cf. F. bigoterie.] 1. 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.
2. The practice or tenets of a bigot.
1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
1: based on racial intolerance; “racist remarks”
2: discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion
[syn: antiblack, anti-Semitic, anti-Semite(a)] n : a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others [syn: racialist]
1. Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
2. Behavior based on such a feeling.
[homo(sexual) + -phobia.]
1. One who is inclined to literal truth and pragmatism.
2. A practitioner of artistic or philosophic realism.
1: a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them 2: a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style
\Hate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hated; p. pr. & pr. & vb. n. Hating.]
1. To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one’s enemies; to hate hypocrisy.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. –1 John iii. 15.
2. To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.
I hate that he should linger here. –Tennyson.
3. (Script.) To love less, relatively. –Luke xiv. 26.
Syn: To Hate, Abhor, Detest, Abominate, Loathe.
Usage: Hate is the generic word, and implies that one is inflamed with extreme dislike. We abhor what is deeply repugnant to our sensibilities or feelings. We detest what contradicts so utterly our principles and moral sentiments that we feel bound to lift up our voice against it. What we abominate does equal violence to our moral and religious sentiments. What we loathe is offensive to our own nature, and excites unmingled disgust. Our Savior is said to have hated the deeds of the Nicolaitanes; his language shows that he loathed the lukewarmness of the Laodiceans; he detested the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees; he abhorred the suggestions of the tempter in the wilderness.
n : the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action [syn: hatred] [ant: love] v : dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; “I hate Mexican food”; “She detests politicians” [syn: detest] [ant: love]
discriminate v. discriminated, discriminating, discriminates
1. To make a clear distinction; distinguish: discriminate among the options available.
2. To make sensible decisions; judge wisely.
3. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit; show preference or prejudice: was accused of discriminating against women; discriminated in favor of his cronies.
1. To perceive the distinguishing features of; recognize as distinct: discriminate right from wrong.
2. To distinguish by noting differences; differentiate: unable to discriminate colors.
3. To make or constitute a distinction in or between: methods that discriminate science from pseudoscience.
adj 1: marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; “discriminate judgments”; “discriminate people” [syn: discriminating] [ant: indiscriminate] 2: noting distinctions with nicety; “a discriminating interior designer”; “a nice sense of color”; “a nice point in the argument” [syn: nice] v 1: recognize or perceive the difference [syn: know apart] 2: treat differently on the basis of sex or race [syn: separate, single out] 3: distinguish; “I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish”
Sticks and stones, baby…sticks and stones…