Definitions for: Bigot


[n] a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

To doubt, where bigots had been content to wonder
and believe. --Macaulay.


Big"ot, a.
Bigoted. [Obs.]

In a country more bigot than ours. --Dryden.

See Also: antifeminist, chauvinist, homophobe, partisan, racialist, racist, sectarian, segregationist, segregator, zealot

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