Alan thinks all Chinese people are bad drivers.

How to complete the following sentence about Alan.

Alan ------ to/toward/about Chinese people.

Is stereotypical, has stereotype, look stereotypically, or ?
Also about the preposition: to, toward, about, or ... ?

As far as I could research, none of the above suggestion are highly popular on the web. "to have stereotypical attitude" are used too, but I don't know if it is good. I want to know the most idiomatic way to say such a sentence using "stereotype" or related words.

  • Please include the research you've done Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 12:23
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    is prejudiced, is biased, or, if you drop the preposition, stereotypes (as a verb).
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 12:24
  • How about "human"?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 12:28
  • @HotLicks "human" for what?
    – Sasan
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 12:35
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    Alan is prejudiced against ___ / Alan is biased against ___ / Alan stereotypes ___
    – Shosht
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 13:03

4 Answers 4


Alan stereotypes Chinese people. (without preposition)

This may not be particularly elegant, but meets your query.

  • Great! Is the verb form of stereotype common ??
    – Sasan
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 12:36
  • @Sasan The reason I say it may not be elegant is that it seems a bit sterile. "holding a stereotype about" may flow better in a sentence: "Despite his extensive travels in Asia, Alan holds stereotypes about the Chinese." The verb form would work here too, but as you suggest, it may be less common.
    – Sven
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 13:03
  • @Sven Now that you have used it, I am sure I have heard it being spoken in the UK. I've Googled it and it's there.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 13:08

You could try

Alan is prejudiced against Chinese people.


Alan is bigoted towards Chinese people.

These aren't specific to stereotyping, but they get the point across that Alan has some sort of prejudicial attitude about Chinese people. Another option that uses the word "stereotype" is

Alan harbors a stereotype about Chinese people.


There is a word 'blinkered' which I think is suitable.

A blinkered person is unable or unwilling to understand other people's beliefs, and blinkered opinions or ways of behaving show someone is unable or unwilling to understand other people:



Jaundiced Eye : You might choose to say - " Alan views Chinese people with a jaundiced eye". In this case it means, Alan, has a biased view towards Chinese people.

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