Definition of chauvinistic in English:


Line breaks: chau¦vin|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /ʃəʊv(ɪ)ˈnɪstɪk


  • 1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
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    • 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.
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    • 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: /-ˈnɪstɪk(ə)li/
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  • 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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