Heightism vs Heightist - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between heightism and heightist

is that heightism is (informal) a prejudiced attitude about human height that often results in discrimination; based on the belief that short statured or unusually tall people are inferior and undesirable while heightist is a person who believes in heightism.

As an adjective heightist is

pertaining to, or exhibiting, the prejudice of heightism.

heightism

English

Noun

(-)
  • (informal) A prejudiced attitude about human height that often results in discrimination; based on the belief that short statured or unusually tall people are inferior and undesirable.
  • *1976: Robert Marsh Kloss, Ron E. Roberts, Dean S. Dorn, Sociology with a Human Face: Sociology as If People Mattered
  • *:It is obvious that the dimensions of inequality could be extended to include a great many differences such as heightism where people who are taller are superior to people who are shorter, and so forth.
  • *2001: James C. Peterson, Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention
  • *:There might be reinforcement of already harmful social evils such as heightism and racism.
  • *2005: Betty M. Adelson, The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity Toward Social Liberation
  • *:Given this background, how can dwarfs, beset by beautyism, heightism , and a succession of slights, move toward positive body images and self-esteem?
  • English words suffixed with -ism

    heightist

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to, or exhibiting, the prejudice of heightism.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who believes in heightism.