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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sexism mean? 

SEXISM (noun)
  The noun SEXISM has 1 sense:

1. discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

  Familiarity information: SEXISM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SEXISM (noun)

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Discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

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Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("sexism" is a kind of...):

discrimination; favoritism; favouritism (unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice)

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

antifeminism; chauvinism; male chauvinism (activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women)

sexual discrimination (discrimination (usually in employment) that excludes one sex (usually women) to the benefit of the other sex)

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