ageist


ageist
age|ist [ˈeıdʒıst] adj
treating older people unfairly because of a belief that they are less important than younger people
The article seemed somewhat insensitive and ageist to me.
>ageist n

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • ageist — 1. adjective /ˈeɪ.dʒɪst/ Unfairly discriminatory against someone based on their age. Upon hearing that his employer would soon require yearly physical examinations and vision screening, my father exclaimed that the policy was ageist. 2. noun /ˈeɪ …   Wiktionary

  • ageist — UK [ˈeɪdʒɪst] / US adjective treating older people in an unfair or insulting way Derived word: ageist UK / US noun countable Word forms ageist : singular ageist plural ageists …   English dictionary

  • ageist — [[t]e͟ɪʤɪst[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Ageist behaviour is unacceptable behaviour based on the belief that older people are of less value than younger people. ...his efforts to find work in the face of ageist bias from employers …   English dictionary

  • ageist — ageism ► NOUN ▪ prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age. DERIVATIVES ageist adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ageist — adjective see ageism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ageist — See ageism. * * * …   Universalium

  • ageist — age|ist [ eıdʒıst ] adjective treating older people in an unfair or insulting way ╾ age|ist noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ageist — age·ist …   English syllables

  • ageist — adjective see ageism …   Useful english dictionary

  • ageism — ageist, adj., n. /ay jiz euhm/, n. 1. discrimination against persons of a certain age group. 2. a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. [1965 70; AGE + ISM, on the model of SEXISM,… …   Universalium


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