Definition of chauvinistic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃəʊv(ɪ)ˈnɪstɪk/


1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ʃəʊv(ɪ)ˈnɪstɪk(ə)li/
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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