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.
(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
Pertaining to, or exhibiting, the prejudice of heightism.
A person who believes in heightism.