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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Prejudice or discrimination based on animals being different.

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  • His own personal ethics, yes, they call it "speciesism".
  • In Animal Liberation, Singer argues against what he calls speciesism: discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species.
  • Yet animal wrongs activists stress "speciesism" and other idiocies.
  • Denying rights to animals is "speciesism," he says, a prejudice resembling racism. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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