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DOUBLE STANDARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does double standard mean? 

DOUBLE STANDARD (noun)
  The noun DOUBLE STANDARD has 1 sense:

1. an ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another

  Familiarity information: DOUBLE STANDARD used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOUBLE STANDARD (noun)


Sense 1double standard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("double standard" is a kind of...):

ethic; ethical code (a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "double standard"):

double standard of sexual behavior (a code that permits greater sexual freedom for men than for women (associated with the subordination of women))


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