Word of the Day – June 4 – Lookism

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Noun: Lookism (LOOK-iz-um)

Definition: Prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty.

Sample sentence: As a teacher, Kim’s response to recent studies showing that attractive students receive better grades was to try to be vigilant against her own possible lookism.

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