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Noun
A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing
“But the tired old stereotype is now under pressure.”
Noun
An idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation
“… the noble savage was a stereotype that appealed to 18th-century intellectuals, who viewed European civilization as decadent and corrupt.”
Verb
View or represent as a stereotype
“Forget tension and suspense, stereotype the characters and make them behave obviously to a script we've seen many times before.”
Verb
To use so much as to make less appealing
“… movies have stereotyped the hooker with a heart of gold ad nauseam.”
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