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Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


ableism discrimination against the disabled.
ableist pertaining to ableism, discrimination against the disabled; (noun) one who discriminates against the aged.
ageism discrimination on grounds of age.
ageist an advocate of ageisms.
agism discrimination on grounds of age.
androcentrism regarding the male sex as central or primary.
antiabortionist one who is antiabortion.
antibias opposed to bias.
antiblackism prejudice against black people.
anticlericalism the state of being anticlerical.
anticolonialism opposition to colonialism.
anticolonialist one opposed to the colonial system.
anticommunism opposition to communism.
anticommunist one opposed to communism.
antielitism opposition to elitism.
antielitist (Someone) opposed to elitism.
antifascism opposition to fascism.
antifascist one who opposes fascism.
antifeminism opposition to feminism.
antihumanism opposition to humanism.
antiliberalism opposition to liberalism.
antimilitarism opposition to militarism.
antinepotism opposed to nepotism.
antiracism opposition to racism.
antiracist one opposed to racism.
antiradicalism opposition to radicalism.
antiroyalist one opposed to royalty.
antisexist one opposed to sexism.
antiterrorism opposition to terrorism.
antiterrorist one opposed to terrorism.
apartheid (S. Afr.) segregation and separate development (of races).
audism discrimination or prejudice against deaf people.
audist one who discriminates against deaf people.
biasness the state of being biased.
bigotry prejudice.
casteism the caste system esp in India.
chauvinism excessive or blind patriotism.
chauvinist one who is blindly patriotic.
classism prejudice or discrimination on grounds of social class.
colorism coloring.
colourism discrimination in which people are judged on the basis of their skin colour.
comstockery overzealous censorship of material considered obscene.
comstockism overzealous censorship of material considered obscene.
cronyism partiality to cronies esp as evidenced in the appointment of political hangers-on to office without regard to their qualifications.
disablism discrimination against the disabled.
elitism belief in rule by an elite.
exclusionism the practice of excluding others from some right or privilege.
exclusivism the practice of excluding or of being exclusive.
fattism discrimination against the obese.
fattist one guilty of fattism.
favoritism the showing of special favor.
favouritism the state of having favourites.
feminism a doctrine advocating rights for women equal to those of men.
feminist a supporter of feminism.
handism discrimination against people on the grounds of whether they are left- or right-handed.
heightism discrimination on grounds of height.
impartial not partial, not biased.
impartially (Adv.) IMPARTIAL, not partial, unbiased.
jingoism extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked esp by a belligerent foreign policy.
lookism discrimination on grounds of appearance.
lookist one given to lookism, prejudice on grounds of appearance.
looksism discrimination on grounds of appearance.
negrophilism sympathy for the plight of black people.
nepotist one who indulges in nepotism.
nimbyism adherence to the doctrine of 'not in my backyard'.
nonsexist not sexist.
other to treat a person as being very different from oneself..
partialise (Shakesp.) to bias, make partial.
partialist someone who is biased, partial.
partialize (Shakesp.) to bias, make partial.
partisan biased (noun) an adherent, esp a blind or unreasoning adherent, of a party or a faction
partisanly in a partisan manner.
partizan an adherent, esp a blind or unreasoning adherent, of a party or a faction.
prejudice a judgement or opinion formed prematurely; (verb) to prepossess or bias in favour or against something.
presentist one with a bias towards present-day points of view.
profeminist in favour of feminism.
racialism a doctrine of racial superiority.
racialist one with racist views.
racist an advocate of racism.
rankism discrimination against people on grounds of rank.
rankist a person who discriminates against people on the grounds of rank.
segregation the act of segregating.
segregationist a person who believes in or practices segregation esp of races.
sexism prejudice or discrimination against women.
sizeism prejudice against people on account of their size.
sizeist one who pays undue attention to size.
sizism prejudice against people on account of their size.
sizist one who pays undue attention to size.
speciesism prejudice in favour of one's own species.
speciesist one who is prejudiced on behalf on his own species.
tendencial having or showing an intentional tendency or bias, esp a controversial one.
tendencious marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view, biased.
tendential marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view, biased.
tendentious marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view, biased.
unbias to free from bias or prejudice.
unbiasedness the state of being unbiased.
unbiasing the act of freeing from bias.
unbiassedly (Adv.) UNBIASSED, not biassed.
unbiassedness the state of being unbiassed.
unprejudiced not prejudiced.
unprejudicedly (Adv.) UNPREJUDICED, not prejudiced.
unsexist not sexist.
womanism feminism among black women.
womanist a supporter of womanism, feminism among black women.