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English definition of “racist”

racist

adjective     /ˈreɪ.sɪst/ disapproving
C2 politics believing that other races are not as good as your own and therefore treating them unfairly: He furiously denied being racist. They were the victims of a vicious racist attack.Racial issuesRace and ethnicity
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