racist [rey-sist] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for racist on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that one’s own racial group is superior or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.


  1. of or like racists or racism: racist policies; racist attitudes.

Origin of racist race2 (n.) + -ist Related formsan·ti·ra·cist, noun, adjective Related Words for racist biased, sectarian, intolerant, prejudiced, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, fanatic, partial, chauvinist, diehard, doctrinaire, anti-Semite, segregationist, illiberal, narrow-minded, opinionated, small-minded, xenophobe Examples from the Web for racist Contemporary Examples of racist

  • Racist Patient Leave it to the most diverse cast on television to tackle racism in an extremely memorable way.

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    Chancellor Agard

    October 10, 2013

  • Conservative blogger Dan Riehl declared the president “the first Racist in Chief.”

    Don’t Call Obama Racist

    John Avlon

    July 20, 2013

  • While there, Cowart rubbed shoulders with Joshua Steever, a 28-year-old with the word, “Racist,” boldly tattooed on his forehead.

    Obama and the Neo-Nazis

    Max Blumenthal

    October 29, 2008

  • Word Origin and History for racist

    1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from French racisme, 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1871) and racialist (1917), both often used early 20c. in a British or South African context. In the U.S., race hatred, race prejudice had been used, and, especially in 19c. political contexts, negrophobia.

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