Definition of sexism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈseksɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseksɪzəm//
[uncountable] Social justice
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the unfair treatment of people, especially women, because of their sex; the attitude that causes this legislation designed to combat sexism in the work place a study of sexism in language See related entries: Social justiceExtra examples Sexism is rampant in many institutions. She was shocked by his blatant sexism. efforts to combat sexism in the workplace
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