Definition of "rankism" [rankism]

  • Abuse, discrimination, or exploitation based on rank (noun)

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Use "rankism" in a sentence
  • "The word rankism gets at the heart of what all the other "isms" in our lives are about."
  • "These stories broke practically simultaneously, emphasizing, for me, the importance of paying attention to this theme -- which was, no, not the tiresomely repetitive theme of public men's private sexual escapades, but the tiresomely repetitive theme of abuse of power -- abuse of the power and privilege that come with rank, now known as rankism."
  • "Another expression of rankism occurs when the abuse lies not in how rank is used, but in the very fact of ranking in the first place."