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racistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈreɪ.sɪst/ (UK old-fashioned racialist) disapproving

racistadjective

uk   us   /ˈreɪ.sɪst/ disapproving
C2 politics believing that other ​races are not as good as ​your own and ​thereforetreating them ​unfairly: He ​furiouslydenied being racist. They were the ​victims of a ​vicious racist ​attack. racist ​remarks

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(Definition of racist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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racistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɪ·sɪst/
social studies a ​person who ​believes that some ​races are ​better than ​others, or who ​actsunfairly to someone because of his or her ​race
(Definition of racist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “racist”
in Arabic عُنْصُري…
in Korean 인종차별주의자…
in Portuguese racista…
in Catalan racista…
in Japanese 人種差別主義者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种族主义者…
in Turkish ırkçı…
in Russian расист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 種族主義者…
in Italian razzista…
in Polish rasist-a/ka…
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