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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

[stir′ē·ətīp]
Etymology: Gk, stereos + typos, mark
a generalization about a form of behavior, an individual, or a group.

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.

stereotype,

n a generalization about a form of behavior, an individual, or a group.
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Wolverton was well known for his kindness, generosity and self-effacing modesty, which are hardly surprising qualities for this stereotypically normal, hyper-macho 1950s man.
As well, those using the gender-fair basal reader judged stereotypically female activities as more appropriate for both males and females than did children using the gender-stereotyped reader.
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I struggle with how to temper the stereotypically masculine aspects of myself that I have valued so much, to return to my natural &151; rhythm.
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invasion and domination of Mexico and Central America, popular music and travel literature written by Anglos stereotypically cast Latinas as sexually promiscuous, available, or ``hot blooded.
Golgo 13 won't win any prizes for political correctness (characters of different ethnicities are drawn somewhat stereotypically, for instance), but the stories will certainly appeal to lovers of hard-boiled adventure.
An upbeat, happy-faced--almost embraceable--but stereotypically jet-black cloth doll replaced an offputting version of the same genre, holding a tray of even less attractive ones.
The study suggests that males who like how they look are more inclined to reflect stereotypically male behavior patterns, including sexual promiscuity.