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ethnocentrism Syllabification: eth·no·cen·trism
Pronunciation: /ˌeTHnōˈsentrizəm/

Definition of ethnocentrism in English:


Evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one’s own culture.
Example sentences
  • The best way to combat ethnocentrism is to encourage empathy at all levels of the firm.
  • The comments reveal an ethnocentrism in judging lower-class behavior using middle-class standards.
  • Ethnocentrism is in reality a much more widespread phenomenon than racism.


adjective & noun
Example sentences
  • I'm sorry, but that seems arrogant and ethnocentrist to me.
  • With its majestic silence and impressive height, it leaves even the ethnocentrist of the worst breed in complete awe.
  • Women wanted to deal with a much wider array of conditions; they wanted to pursue transcendence free from ethnocentrist as well as sexist or classist assumptions.
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