Bigot Big"ot, n. [F. bigot a bigot or hypocrite, a name once given to the Normans in France. Of unknown origin; possibly akin to Sp. bigote a whisker; hombre de bigote a man of spirit and vigor; cf. It. s-bigottire to terrify, to appall. Wedgwood and others maintain that bigot is from the same source as Beguine, Beghard.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion. [1913 Webster]

To doubt, where bigots had been content to wonder and believe. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Bigot — ist der Name folgender Personen: Christophe Bigot (* 1965), französischer Diplomat Eugène Bigot (1888–1965), französischer Komponist, Dirigent und Musiklehrer Georges Bigot (1860–1927), französischer Karikaturist und Illustrator Jules Bigot… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bigot — BIGOT, OTE. adj. Dévot outré et superstitieux. Il est bigot. Elle est bigote. Airs bigots. Manières bigotes. [b]f♛/b] Il est aussi substantif. Faire le bigot. C est un vrai bigot. Un franc bigot. Une vieille bigote …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bigot — BIGOT. [big]ote. adj. Hypocrite, faux devot. Homme bigot. femme bigote. Il est plus souvent subst. Faire le bigot. c est un vray bigot, un franc bigot. Il se prend aussi quelquefois pour, Superstitieux. Les scrupules des bigots font tort à la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • bigot — (n.) 1590s, sanctimonious person, religious hypocrite, from Fr. bigot (12c.), of unknown origin. Earliest French use of the word is as the name of a people apparently in southern Gaul, which led to the now doubtful, on phonetic grounds, theory… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bigot — Big ot, a. Bigoted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In a country more bigot than ours. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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