ageism

[ ey-jiz-uhm ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

1965-1970

age + -ism, on the model of sexism, racism, etc.

Synonyms

  • age bias
  • prejudice
  • discrimination

Antonyms

  • equality
  • equity
  • equal opportunity

Definition

discrimination against persons of a certain age group

Example

Ageism is against the company's code of conduct.

Usage Over Time

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