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stereotype

 [ster´e-o-tīp″]
an exaggerated, generalized, oversimplified belief or image, often concerning a group, an individual, or a form of behavior.

stereotype

Neurology Stereotypy, see there Vox populi A preconceived and oversimplified idea of the characteristics which make up a person. See Sexual stereotype, Skid row stereotype.
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But he should follow his own advice and stop the name-calling. There's no need for it.
The main purpose of this study is to explore whether adolescents use gay-related name-calling as a response to the violation of gender norms by boys more frequently than as a response to disliked or stupid behaviour, in order to criticise, hurt or put someone down, in order to tease in a nice way, and as a reference to actual or suspected sexual orientation.
Unless we help our children understand that it is not the names but rather the name-calling that is unacceptable, we will not make progress.
Sadly, this film also shows how some teens go to any lengths to "fit in," which includes name-calling and demonizing those students who do not fit the norm.
It isn't a laugh and it is a serious thing and even if you did think it's just a bit of name-calling it really hurts people."
When you think about it, what this all amounts to is name-calling, making hurtful comments, and whining.
Some of the name-calling terms were distinctly international and in languages other than English.
Death's lawyer has accused the media of "name-calling and plain-faced gossip in the name of sensationalism".
Name-calling is damaging because it insults the God who created that person in his own image.
Sexual misconduct can cover behaviours from sexually-explicit graffiti to name-calling, inappropriate touching and serious attacks.
A TEENAGE girl was found hanging in her bedroom after suffering a flood of name-calling, including "ginger", "freckle face" and "pig nose", an inquest has heard.
The victims have been subjected to name-calling, threats and assaults, according to an internet survey.