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Definition of the adjective Ageist

What does Ageist mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Unfairly discriminatory against someone based on their age.

Definition of the noun Ageist

What does Ageist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ageists

  1. A person who behaves in an ageist manner.

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Google previewMorpho-Lexical Alternation in Noun Formation (2008)

by Z. Hamawand

For example, an ageist is a person who is prejudiced against the elderly, a racist is a person who is prejudiced against other races, and a sexist is a person who is prejudiced against the members of the other sex. A graphical representation of ...

Google previewMorphology in English (2011)

Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar by Zeki Hamawand

For example, an ageist is a person who is prejudiced against people on the grounds of age. Other examples are racist, sexist, and so on. The nouns so formed have a cognate in -ism. - [-STER] In prototypical usages, the suffix -ster symbolizes ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Senior Health and Well-being (2003)

by Joseph Kandel, Christine A. Adamec

However, ageist stereotyping is far more likely to be negative. A View of All Older People as Sick and Senile Often, an overriding perception of the basic lifestyles of older people colors how people age 65 and older are viewed by younger ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

Ageist attitudes, as well as misconceptions about treating older patients, can be attributed to inadequate medical training. There were only 7,600 registered geriatricians (physicians specialized in treating older patients) in the United States as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Ageist attitudes and values can promote beliefs that old people have nothing to offer younger relatives or friends and can inhibit older adults from pursuing romantic relationships. Older adults themselves may believe ageist stereotypes and ...

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Ageist Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1G2E1I1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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