1. Convinced of the superiority or correctness of one's own opinions and prejudiced against those who hold different opinions
That's only one definition, and even by that one, no, not everyone is a bigot, since it requires both being convinced that you are right and
being prejudiced against those who hold a different opinion. But there are other definitions that you didn't quote that make it clearer why everyone is not a bigot:
Try this one, from Merriam Webster:
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.
Here's the one from The American Heritage Dictionary:
One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
intolerant person: somebody with strong opinions, especially on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different views.
Webster's Revised (1913):
A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.
Notice what they all have in common? "Intolerant of any one who thinks or believes differently." Not just "Thinks they're right".
edited 25th May '11 2:52:34 PM by Madrugada
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