1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
- Some of the nationalist movements - for example, elements in the Azerbaijani movement - are highly chauvinistic.
- The tone of the book is neither chauvinistic nor apologetic.
- In the epoch of globalisation the conjuring up of national values inevitably assumes reactionary, chauvinistic or xenophobic forms.
1.1Displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex.
- My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.
- She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.
- I had grown up in a very male chauvinistic environment in Taiwan.
- Example sentences
- We can, therefore, take it that even in those chauvinistically male-dominated times, 17th century women had personal problems, which they dared to air and seek advice from an agony aunt.
- It's about the likes of him and others of a similar mindset that Pericles wrote in 429 BC, perhaps somewhat chauvinistically, but with his heart in the right place.
- There is always a danger here of adopting a chauvinistically Eurocentric perspective.
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