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age·ism

ageism

 
pronunciation:
eI jih zm
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of having a bad opinion of, or not treating in a fair way, a person or group of people based on age. This kind of discrimination is often against older people.
When the girls decided right off that the speaker would be boring because she was old, they were showing ageism.
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derivations: ageist (adj.), ageist (n.)
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