- 1the unfair treatment of people who belong to a different race; violent behavior toward them a victim of racism ugly outbreaks of racism Half a million people held a mass protest against racism last night.
- 2the belief that some races of people are better than others irrational racism
NAmE//ˈreɪsɪst//noun He's a racist. The family was being harassed by racists.
adjective racist thugs racist attitudes/attacks/remarks