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verb [transitive] [usually passive]     stereotype pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlestereotyping
past tensestereotyped
past participlestereotyped
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  1. to believe that someone has a particular character only because this is what many people believe someone of their particular class, nationality, etc. must be like, and not because you know anything about their personality
    stereotype someone as something:

    Feminists are sometimes stereotyped as aggressive and unattractive.

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noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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