Definition of Ageism

1. Noun. Discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people.

Exact synonyms: Agism
Generic synonyms: Discrimination, Favoritism, Favouritism



Definition of Ageism

1. Noun. The treating of a person or people differently from others based on assumptions or stereotypes relating to their age. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ageism

1. discrimination based on age [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ageism

age spot
age standardized rate
age standardized rates
aged
aged(a)
aged R-value
agedly
agedness
agednesses
ageest
ageful
ageinest
ageing
ageings
ageinst
ageism (current term)
ageisms
ageist
ageists
agelasimine
agelasimines
agelast
agelastatin
agelastic
agelasts
ageless
agelessly
agelessness
agelessnesses
agelong

Literary usage of Ageism

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"ageism is a product of that new use of-ism to mean “prejudice, discrimination,” which seems to derive from racism and earlier gave the language sexism. ..."

2. Assisted Suicide edited by Michael Bilirakis (1998)
"ageism and the Vulnerability of Older Adults ageism, a term coined by Dr. ... ageism is manifested through negative myths and stereotypes about old people. ..."

3. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment Improvement Protocol edited by Frederic C. Blow (1999)
"In American culture, ageism reflects a personal revulsion about growing old, ... ageism may result in an older adult being classified as "senile," when in ..."

4. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment Improvement Protocol edited by Frederic C. Blow (1999)
"In American culture, ageism reflects a personal revulsion about growing old, ... ageism may result in an older adult being classified as "senile," when ..."

5. When I'm 64 by Laura L. Carstensen, Christine R. Hartel (2006)
"In TD Nelson (Ed.), ageism: Stereotyping and prejudice against older persons (pp ... Evidence for the automaticity of ageism. Journal of Experimental Social ..."

6. Canada by OECD. (2005)
"This does not mean necessarily that ageism is not a problem for older workers in Canada. For example, a recent evaluation of the Older Workers Pilot ..."

7. Wit and Wisdom: A Public Affairs Miscellany by Colin Bingham (1982)
"ageism (prejudice against the elderly) can be seen as a systematic ... ageism allows the younger generations to see older people as different from ..."

8. Australia by OECD Staff (2005)
"The results were quite striking and showed a clear pattern of ageism (Figure ... Interpreting survey-based evidence of ageism is clearly complicated and ..."

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