stereotype - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [usually passive] 

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present tense
present participlestereotyping
past tensestereotyped
past participlestereotyped
  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.

derived word


noun [uncountable]