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Definition of the noun ageism

What does ageism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ageisms

  1. discrimination on the basis of a person's age
    • example: Physicians must confront ageism
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of ageism: agism
    • more generic words: discrimination / favoritism / favouritism = unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

Alternative definition of the noun ageism


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

Specialised definition of the noun ageism

Glossary of sports

discrimination or prejudice against people of specific ages, especially in employment (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ageism

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Google previewPreaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance (1992)

Radical Responses to Radical Evil by Christine M. Smith

Ageism is the process of dismissing older adults, relating to them as if they do not exist. Ageism is the process of treating older adults as if they were children. Ageism is the process of disenfranchising older adults, controlling them as if they are ...

Google previewHelping Relationships With Older Adults (2016)

From Theory to Practice by Adelle M. Williams

Personal ageism is an individual's attitudes, ideas, practices, and beliefs that are biased against older people.

Institutional ageism refers to established rules, missions, and practices that discriminate against older individuals or groups ...

Google previewWomen and Aging (1986)

An Anthology by Women by Jo Alexander

Ageism is the negative social response to different stages in the process of aging and it is a political issue. The ageism...

Woman-to-woman ageism is an aspect of the horizontal conflict that usurps the energies of the colonized -part of the female competition for the crumbs of social...

Google previewJust a Number (2016)

An International Legal Analysis on Age Discrimination by Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

Ageism is a social attitude. It is a way of looking at older people that stereotypes them. It is also part of attitudes where people believe that older adults can be treated in demeaning ways. Many people note that as they grow older and as they ...

Google previewMaking Sense of Women's Lives (2000)

An Introduction to Women's Studies by Lauri Umansky, Michele Plott, Paul K. Longmore

Confronting ageism means grappling with the politics of beauty” as surely as it means fighting more blatant forms of discrimination, Rich argues. Study/ Discussion Questions 1. In what ways are older women discriminated. fyou are a younger ...

Google previewAnti-Discriminatory Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2010)

by Colin Lago, Barbara Smith

Ageism is the defining of another by virtue of your limiting beliefs on what it means to be a particular age, whether young or old. It is the failure to acknowledge or allow for the possibilities of what that individual might or might not be. The focus ...

Google previewThe Studs Terkel Reader (2011)

My American Century by Studs Terkel

Ageism is a tremendous problem today. Investment bankers will tell you they're very uncomfortable with old people running anything. Business analysts don't give a good rating if a seventy-fiveyear-old guy is running the company. What the ...

Google previewDown and Out in Silicon Valley (2002)

The High Cost of the High Tech Dream by Mel Krantzler, Patricia Biondi Krantzler

Ageism is an old “friend” of American workers and is always new again. Some grandfathers of dot-com workers will recall a book titled Life Begins at Forty, which became a runaway bestseller back in the late 1930s. The title was shocking in its ...

Google previewPink Lemonade (2001)

by Samantha Adams

The following unknown quote, “Ageism is the prejudice everyone eventually outgrows” brought a chuckle and a healthy measure of acceptance at reaching this rich and inevitable milestone. For many cre— ative women, menopause is not a ...

Google previewSocial Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future (2015)

The U.S. in Global Context by Katherine S. van Wormer, Rosemary J. Link

Ageism and Its Implications Ageism is a discrimination embedded in United States institutions. Like racism and sexism, it can be found in the workplace, health care, language, the media, and nearly every other social experience. It is pervasive ...

Google previewGod's Solution (2007)

Why Religion Not Science Answers Life's Deepest Questions by Declan Hayes

Though New Ageism is a move away from this bifurcated theological vista, it is old wine in new bottles. It is, in short, a commercial revamping of everything from the undeveloped beliefs of primitive peoples to the hippy-inspired fashions of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Ageism is a negative attitude or bias toward older people that can lead to a belief that older people cannot or should not participate in certain activities or be given the same opportunity as younger persons (HolohanBell & Brummel-Smith, ...

Google previewIntimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities (2006)

by Steven Carnaby, Paul Cambridge

Ageism is a particularly powerful influence on attitudes, treatment and services for older people. It is defined by Hughes (1995, pp.42–43) as: a matrix of beliefs and attitudes which legitimises the use of age as a means of identifying a particular ...

Google previewGerioperative Nursing Care (2011)

Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult by Dr. Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN, Dr. Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, MBA, Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS, Alexandra Armitage, MS, CNL, APRN

Ageism is an ingrained prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group, especially against the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Ageism is defined as a process of systematic stereotyping and discrimination against people because they are old, just as racism and sexism accomplish this for skin color and gender. Older people are categorized as senile, rigid in thought ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007)

by Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle

Wallace African nationalism Raymond Suttner Age and ageing Murray Drummond Ageism David Jackson Agency Michelle M. Wright Aggression Thomas J.Scheff ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Social Policy (2013)

by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall

KONRAD Tony Fitzpatrick ADOPTION Samantha Nixon ADULT EDUCATION Tony Fitzpatrick ADVERSE SELECTION JenHuoy Tsay AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Kammila Naidoo AFFLUENCE TEST Tony Fitzpatrick AGEISM Alex Yuihuen Kwan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

See Pluralism Acculturation Acid Rain Activity Theory Addiction Adoption Adoption, Gay and Lesbian Adoption, Transracial Affirmative Action Affirmative Defense Afrocentricity Ageism Aid to Families with Dependent Children Alcoholism ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Activity Theory Acupuncture Adaptation Addiction Adler, Alfred Adolescence Adoption Advance Directives African Americans After-School Programs Age Discrimination Ageism Aggression Aging Aging Parents Aging Well Ainsworth, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and Dying (2003)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

aJustifying ageism«, inH.Lesser(ed.) Ageing,Autonomy and Resources, 180¥7, Aldershot: Ashgate. Figures 12, 13 Two fifteenth-century tombs. Sculpted child ( Fig.

Google previewDictionary of Hearing (2013)

by Maryanne Maltby

ageism/agism n Age discrimination.

Google previewA Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2013)

by John Harris, Vicky White

anti-ageist practice Social work characterized by perspectives, attitudes, and actions that seeks to counter * ageism.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

ageism the systematic discrimination against people on the grounds of age, based on stereotyping of the elderly ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

language dealing with race, gender, disability, sexuality, and so forth: ageism, conjoined twins, the language of disability, Indigenous Australians.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Raillery, ridicule, mockery, derision, t, pleasantry, badinage, ageism, joking, , y, anage, jesting, quizzing, chaff (colioqT). BantH Ug, n. infant, babe, baby, chit, brat, nursling, suckling, bairn, little child, little one, young one. Baptize, v. a. ...

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Quotes about Ageism

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. (Claude Pepper)
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Scrabble value of A1G2E1I1S1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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