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Meaning of “sexist” in the English Dictionary

"sexist" in British English

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sexistadjective

uk   us   /ˈsek.sɪst/ disapproving
sexist
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of sexist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sexist" in American English

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sexistadjective

 us   /ˈsek·sɪst/
referring to women's ​bodies, ​behavior, or ​feelings in a ​negative way: sexist ​stereotypes a sexist ​joke

sexistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsek·səst/
a ​person who ​believes that ​particularjobs and ​activities are ​suitable only for women and ​others are ​suitable only for men: The ​girls said I was a sexist.
(Definition of sexist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sexist" in Business English

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sexistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈseksɪst/ disapproving HR, WORKPLACE
someone who believes that particular ​jobs and ​activities are suitable only for men and others are suitable only for women: My ​colleagues were all men and, unfortunately, all ​total sexists.

sexistadjective

uk   us   /ˈseksɪst/ disapproving
relating to sexism: The ​unioncomplained about what it called sexist ​recruitmentpolicies.
(Definition of sexist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sexist”
in Arabic مُتحيّز جِنسانِيّا…
in Korean 성 차별주의자의…
in Portuguese machista…
in Catalan sexista…
in Japanese 性差別的な, 男女差別の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带有性别歧视的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶有性別歧視的…
in Italian caratterizzato da discriminazione sessuale, maschilista…
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